Lakeshore. Wards Island, Toronto Island
Toronto, ON, Ontario

by Jennifer Schmidt, Colin Asquith and Terry Nauheim

+ SOUND TRAVELS DOCUMENTS 10th anniversary edition
photo exhibit by Stefan and Laura Rose

curated by Darren Copeland

A site for interactivity and reception, Wish You Were Here is a collective soundscape of audio greeting cards intended to be experienced within the hands of participants through physical and aural sampling. The sounds are of field recordings, fragmented and manipulated to reinterpret the conventional notion of a sentiment and sense of place in the model of a greeting card. Re-contextualizing recorded material within this format places limits— including time, compression, and availability—while initiating an accessible, portable, and participatory narrative. Sound Travels Documents is an audio-visual exhibition documenting 10 years of previous Sound Travels events on Toronto Island. Translating the original auditory experience into the visual, using visual textures and point-of-view, the images are a record of soundwalks, participants, artists, and sound/new media installations accompanied by the sounds of the performances themselves. The Sonic Portrait Listening Gallery offers the chance to Travel the world soundscape through the imaginations of sound artists from around the world collected from an international call for submissions in September 2007.

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Added by NAISA on July 22, 2008

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