Kinetic Transmissions by Gordon Monahan

Friday, October 4, 2019
Event Title: Kinetic Transmissions by Gordon Monahan
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: New Adventures in Sound Art, 106 Ottawa Ave., South River, ON
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Price: $PWYC Donation for Artist Talk and Exhibition. 150 for workshop (250 includes 2 nights accommodation).
  • Genre: Electronic / Multimedia
  • External Link: More Info

Gordon Monahan will be artist in residence at NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River during which he will give an artist talk, workshop and open an exhibition entitled Kinetic Transmissions.

On October 4th at 7pm Gordon Monahan will discuss the sound installation Kinetic Transmissions in relation to his other sound installations and public art works that use audio signals to control kinetic motion and cause objects to resonate naturally.

There will be a weekend long workshop with Gordon Monahan during which participants use small motors and contact microphones to interact with space in a unique way - discovering hidden sounds from both built structures and natural elements in the environment. Details at

The exhibition Kinetic Transmissions will continue at NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River until January 6, 2020. It uses audio signals to create kinetic movements in motors. The audio vibrations are transmitted through the motors and into resonant objects such as drums, which amplify the audio recordings. At the same time that the audio recordings are transmitted and amplified into the drums, they also cause other motors to tremble and shake in kinetic gestures. These audio-induced movements, in turn, provide kinetic motions that result in percussion events, such as motors that have bells or sea shells attached to them, or wires that play wine glasses or drums as percussion objects. The piece exists as a gallery installation that becomes an immersive kinetic audio environment that the audience can enter to experience. Details at