• Artists: Jonathan Tyrrell, Duncan Patterson
  • Medium: Multimedia Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects
  • Neighbourhood: Fort York

Step into a larger-than-life instrument. Building materials will vibrate with vitality, and voices and sounds familiar and strange will create sonic reflections of place and nation.


Stackt Market

  • Address: 28 Bathurst St.
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Both

The Project

"Sounding Bodies" will create an immersive sonic environment within the central courtyard of Stackt. As visitors move around this installation, they will discover a responsive 3D-layered soundscape. Everyday building materials will be transformed from voiceless matter into sounding bodies using transducers and microphones. The soundscape will be augmented by a collage of projected video, and visitors will hear a mix of archival audio, field recordings, and spoken word, invoking the complex legacy and spirit of the site. At the historic mouth of Garrison Creek, at the fraught birthplace of the city that most call Toronto, the artists will construct a sonic environment that explores notable origins, possible futures, and the expanded present.

The Artists

  • Jonathan Tyrrell, Toronto, Canada

  • Duncan Patterson, Toronto, Canada

Jonathan Tyrrell and Duncan Patterson are architecturally trained artists. They share a keen interest in minimalist music and the relationship between sound, space and the city.