Thursday, September 20, 2007

Toronto's Lost Subway Station

Sound installation: The Ghost Station, 2007

by Kristen Roos

[photo by matthewpiers]

Lower Bay Station, Toronto's ghost station, is used as a vessel to contain sounds that are within and below the threshold of human hearing - infrasound and tactile sound - where sound is felt rather than heard. Low frequencies created by cars and subways are contributors to the cacophony of infrasonic noise that exists deep below the rumbling of the city. These tactile sounds have also been associated with paranormal activity and ghost sightings.

Kristen Roos' audio art is informed by aspects of acoustic ecology, radio art and phonography.


[Transit Toronto]

[nuit blanche]

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