Music + Sound
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2A3
11 AM to 9 PM
General admission: $40
Price including service fees, excluding taxes
Immersive Listening Room - Habitat Sonore:
You can also experience the programming created for Sonic Consciousness on June 4 by purchasing tickets here.
Before visiting, please review some essential information about the visit, including details on accessibility at the Centre.
An exploration into the transformative power of music and sound.
Music x Sound x Health x Technology
An offering of intimate and diverse experiences exploring the impact music and sound can have on our wellbeing. Sonic Consciousness showcases ideas, fosters connections, and ignites curiosity and creative sparks between a growing community of music and sound enthusiasts, creators, scientists, practitioners, and forward thinking technologists—who are all dedicated to exploring the impact music and sound can have on our health and society.
On the agenda:
*Many of the activities are intimate in nature and have limited capacity. You will be able to RSVP on-site on the day of the event. Come early and enjoy!
12 PM to 8 PM
12:15 PM to 9 PM
June 3: 12:15 PM to 9 PM → TICKETHOLDERS CAN RSVP ON-SITE
June 4: 12 PM to 6 PM → NOT INCL. IN TICKET, BOOK ONLINE
Project Immersed presents two carefully crafted EXPERIENCES of original and reworked compositions by a cast of six incredibly talented local and international artists. Utilizing the spatial environment of Habitat Sonore and offering the experience of tactile immersion via SUBPACs, guests will have the opportunity to receive an intimate, full body experience of listening.
This is an invitation to let go, tune in and explore the art of deep listening. To allow music and sound to become your guide and your body a vessel in this sonic exploration of self, surroundings and beyond.
Old words create new worlds.
Centring nêhiyawêwin (Plains Cree language) as a generative transmission for far into the future generations, this dream song crosses listening thresholds to highlight trans*dimensional kinship relations with beyond human relatives. A mirror is sung between earth and sky, reflecting the gifts both piyêsiwak (thunderbirds) and 2Spirit kin embody as guardians between realms. We call in prophecy and the vital importance of nipiy (water) in this future realm, layering source recordings of nipiy with têwêhikan (drum), sisikwan (rattle), and voice. piyêsiwak wâhkôhtowin invites us inside the dream lodge to remember piyêsiwak and their great migration to skyworld. piyêsiwak wâhkôhtowin is a prayer, singing open sovereign sites of futurity which animate the flux and fluidity of existence.
OFF-SITE WALKS | LIMITED SPACES
12:30 PM: Sound Environments
A discussion resonating around sonic environments and our personal and shared encounters. Broadening our perspective of our senses and investigating music and sound's role in our everyday lives as well as its impact on our health and wellbeing.
3:30 PM: Music as Medicine
A glimpse into the world of Music and Sound Medicines through the lens of modern day practitioners, artists and scientists. Discover how these panelists are utilizing their craft to explore the medicine of music in unique ways. Delve into the world of sound and psychedelic therapies, traditional voice, shamanic practices and scientific investigations of music, rhythm and the brain and more.
ESPACE 1 | LIMITED SPACES
→ TICKETHOLDERS CAN RSVP ON-SITE
A program designed by Dove Raven to holistically explore our various moods, emotions and states of being, with the support of sounds, to stimulate the senses.
Sound has an impact on us, as it has different frequencies. Our moods and state of being can be influenced by them. Let’s navigate through these sonic frequencies, along with a great selection of afro grooves & organic house, with guided breathing exercises and movements, to facilitate the experience of consciousness in our full body spectrum.
PHI CENTRE STUDIO | LIMITED SPACES
→ TICKETHOLDERS CAN RSVP ON-SITE
Intimate sessions with guest artists in PHI’s newly renovated, fully immersive studio.
Using the compositions from FOREVER MEDITATIONS as a starting point, Dean will guide participants through different compositional techniques developed to reach deep emotional levels. He will demonstrate how he uses trance-like states, meditative aspects of introspective music in modern electronic, ambient and neo-classical music, and recent research in the field of psychology to amplify these effects. In this interactive session, participants will reflect and exchange about their own emotional and physical responses to Dean’s demonstrations.
Meanwhile, FOREVER MEDITATIONS can be experienced downstairs in Habitat Sonore, PHI Centre’s new immersive listening space, to explore further the artist’s approach to composing music for surround sound spaces.
12 PM to 8 PM: DJ Sets
Kick back, relax, chat with friends new and old and chill into the sounds of local DJs, Claire, Zepha and Phil Rochefort.
Philippe Rochefort is the PHI Centre's Creative sound supervisor and Mix engineer. With over 20 years in the audio industry, Phil has worked on numerous projects for film, television, music, immersive sound installations and more. He is now helping spearhead PHI's immersive sound program which is centered around the Habitat Sonore listening room and PHI's immersive mixing studio.
Closing the day out with a relaxed chat with a few key composers of the day's music and sound experiences. This is a moment to engage and bring the day to completion with artist and audience Q&As.
In a previous lifetime, Ramya was an Engineer. In 1996, when a Zen retreat shattered her belief system, she left her old skin behind and embarked on an ongoing inner and outer journey around the world. Unlearning and unwinding as she explored the visible and invisible dimensions of human consciousness. For more than 20 years, she has been leading workshops exploring altered states of consciousness, working with themes around death, meditation, Zen and beyond, all in service of awareness and presence. Her work is an invitation to come back home to ourselves, to remember who we are and have a direct experience of our soul.
Project Immersed is a global platform spreading awareness on the transformative power of music and sound. It is brought to you by StudioFeed, a non-proﬁt organization whose mission is to create music-focused projects that educate, inspire and move people.
A shout-out to our community of partners, helping us point the way to music and sound as the North star on the path to wellness!
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