Instrument à vent

Instrument à vent

Information on the activity

August 15, 2019 to October 14, 2019


Wind Instrument invites you to listen closely to the sounds around you, and contribute to them. The city is never silent – so let’s play with noise! This interactive installation, with elements of sculpture and generative art, analyses the harmonic frequencies and intensity of ambient sounds to create minimalist compositions. Play the installation like a musical instrument and add your own harmonious sounds to the sonic landscape.

The creator: Étienne Paquette

Étienne Paquette’s immersive installations draw on multiple art forms to transport visitors to fantastical places, where they become part of the story. Through his works, he explores the “sensitive city” and the role of intelligent systems in public space. In 2018, Wind Instrument won a Numix Award for in-situ interactive installations.


Monday to Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Concept and art direction: Étienne Paquette
Scenography: Mélanie Crespin
Sound design and interactive programming: Philippe Hughes
Technical direction: Vincent Paquette
Musical research and consulting: Javier Asencio
Multimedia consulting: Vincent Pasquier
A co-production of the National Film Board of Canada, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and LA SERRE – arts vivants, Wind Instrument was originally presented in 2018 as part of the POSSIBLES project.

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