Subtle Technologies: Toronto 2014. microphone, computer, custom Pure Data program, system of public broadcast


Near the limits of audible sound are vague acoustic territories at the edge of human hearing. These sonic spaces are teeming with environmental and increasingly with urban sounds that lie just beyond human perception. Subtle Territory, audifies these very low frequency sounds using a custom Pure Data program to isolate live sound from microphone inputs and extend them across the audible range. 

In this emergent sonic terrain, environmental resonances are heard as modulating drones and pulses. These distant sounds that include the intermittent quake of storm systems, trains and industrial activity are accompanied by harmonics that emerge from the incidental activity of pedestrian and local traffic. Subtle Territory transforms these sonic resonances into an unfolding acoustic experience of everyday life.

Subtle Territories is a 15 min. stereo compilation of live recordings taken at installation sites around the world. Compositional credits: Ray Gould.


Subtle Technologies
Daïmon: Séjour temporaire | altération provisoire
La Presse: Séjour temporaire à Carleton-sur-Mer: fantaisies touristiques


June 16 - 24,  2018  
Subtle Territories. Il Suono in Mostra, Udine, Italy

April 28 -Sept 16, 2018
The Ottawa Art Gallery
Inaugural Exhibition
Ottawa, Ontario

Nov. 28 - 29, 2015    
Subtle Territories. Spazioersetti: galleria di arte sonora, Udine, Italy

May 31 - July 15, 2015
NIME15, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Oct 1-4, 2014
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sept 12 - Oct 12, 2014
Irish Museum of Contemporary Art [IMOCA], Dublin, Ireland

May 20 - 31, 2014
Subtle Technology Festival,
Toronto, ON

June 24 - Sept 7th, 2013
Séjour temporaire | altération provisoire, Vaste et vague, Carleton-sur-Mer, Qc

See below for full video from Capsule vidéo Production Télé-Québec Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine

Le projet consiste en la réalisation de huit interventions artistiques dans la ville de Carleton-sur-Mer.

Commissaire : Marie-Hélène Leblanc,(Gatineau)
Artistes : Sofian Audry, Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Jean-François Caissy, Sylvie Crépeault, Marc Dulude, Milutin Gubash, Donna Legault et Pierre-Olivier Fréchet-Martin.

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