We're surrounded by sound that, in its randomness, is chaos. At the other end of the spectrum of our auditory experience is music, which is sound made and shaped by the intention of a composer and/or performer(s).
The vast space of possibility between the two is what experimental sound artists call their sandbox.
Starting this evening, a wide variety of these artists are coming out to play for a month in a series of installations and performances centred at the Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St.). (There is a related show at the Lakeside Long Term Care Centre in Parkdale, as well.)
During the month of May, an international mix of arts and minds is trying to make us think differently about the complex events of making and listening to sound in the 9th annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Transmission and Art, organised by New Adventures in Sound Art.
To a classical music bear of little brain like me, the event descriptions suggest the possibility of either shattering or reinforcing my prejudices about what music is, could be and should be. For all the details, click here.