August 27, 28 and 29, 2021

Akousma @ Audiotopie  

 +  present

A sound installation by Léa Boudreau and Nancy Tobin
August 27, 28 et 29 (from 12-9pm)
at Lahaie Park (Saint-Laurent blvd, between Laurier and Saint-Joseph)

A composition spanning three days, Interstices integrates random processes and probabilities favoring its autonomy and its renewal over time.

Its sound elements are borrowed from the natural world and resonating bodies, imbuing the work with a truly organic character.

The composition will be broadcast on Audiotopie’s custom-made ESSAIM system, consisting of eight autonomous speakers.

Léa Boudreau

Léa Boudreau is a sound artist based in Montréal. She is interested in the nature/technology relationship and in the DIY approach. Through electroacoustic music, performances and installations, she explores the unexpected qualities of second-hand objects while integrating a touch of humour and playfulness. She was awarded many prizes and grants in the last years (2nd and 3rd JTTP 2020 and 2019 prizes from the Canadian Electroacoustic Community, the Marcelle Deschênes 2019 prize from the Université de Montréal faculty of music, the 3rd Hugh-Le Caine 2017 prize from the SOCAN foundation, etc.) and her projects have been broadcasted and performed around the globe.

With financial support from 

Nancy Tobin

Nancy Tobin is a meditator, sound artist and designer based in Montreal, Canada. For the last thirty years she has worked as a designer in theatre and contemporary dance. Over the years, she has developed a specialization in vocal amplification for theatre and incorporates unusual audio speakers to transform the aural qualities of her compositions.

Nancy Tobin’s research in sound art is primarily concerned with non-traditional strategies to create music. Self-generating systems based on electro-magnetic fields, feedback and Tartini tones are at the heart of her performances and installations.

Currently, she is a PhD candidate at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Art Faculty research and creation program. Her study is mainly focused on the egoless creative process, presence, silence and attention.

photo: Jan Rohlf
Commissioned by


Audiotopie is a creative organization formed as a work cooperative. Its activities revolve around the research, creation and production of in situ media works centered around sound language and digital art. The cooperative brings together artists and designers whose work spans sound creation and art, new media, design and landscape architecture. The organization encourages reflection around the notions of places and spaces. Audiotopie's creations take various forms, such as sound walk, installation and performance. They capitalize on the sensitive and social qualities of the places in which they are located while promoting the active involvement of the public through immersive experiences.