Sid Frank creates slowly evolving drones that combine electronics with field recordings of daily life in an urban setting. The drone backdrop provides a different way of hearing what might otherwise be considered harsh or distracting street sounds, revealing a hidden musicality. The simplicity of the music, the repetition, and the deliberately measured pace of change leaves space for the attentive listener to notice what may or may not be imagined, and to generate their own internal composition.
Practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. Through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.
Each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.
We don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
If you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.
We have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.
We would like all guests to be able to participate, so please arrive on time. Seating is limited: first come, first served.
We have a ramp available for people in wheelchairs. Please let us know in advance if you will need it by emailing [email protected]
The event takes place in the main room on the ground floor.
Any further questions about the event can be directed to: [email protected]
Practice sessions are held on the ground floor of Never Apart, which is wheelchair accessible. The main entrance has a ramp.
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for this event is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.