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Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art

The 25th summer-long festival includes indoor and outdoor exhibitions as well as online and in-person concerts.
NAISA marks the 25th anniversary of its Sound Travels Festival by including interactive artworks that imagine alternative ways of listening and responding to the acoustic environment.  This years Sound Travels artists explore the theme Remote Connections by transforming common everyday sounds through interactive sculptural objects and experiential listening.” – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art  
The Sensation of Distribution
By Mitchell Akiyama and Brady Peters
Open 24/7 year round.
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River, Ontario

The Sensation of Distribution is a reprise of Mitchell Akiyama and Brady Peters’s 2019 work, The Distribution of Sensation, which they created while artists in residence at The Bentway, a large, urban public space situated under an elevated highway in downtown Toronto. The Distribution of Sensation was a sound sculpture composed of PVC pipes installed around The Bentway that invited visitors to listen through the natural resonance of the cylinders, creating a series of musical experiences across the site. Mimic the plumbing infrastructure of the site, the installation was meant to create aesthetic slippages that might potentially lead to confusion as to what exactly functioned or counted as art.

The re-installation of this work at NAISA blends the pipe sculptures into a more domestic vernacular. Mounted on NAISA’s exterior walls to impersonate furnace vents and erupting from the ground to suggest rogue plumbing gone awry, The Sensation of Distribution re-invites visitors to explore the unnoticed or imminent sonic and aesthetic potential of our built environment.