Cascades by Collectif Blackbox

Cascades by Collectif Blackbox

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February 20, 2020 to March 1, 2020

A rainstick is a musical instrument capable of creating a much greater variety of sounds than you might think. Its mysterious tones pique our curiosity and inspire us to explore the world of sound.

With this version of the instrument, Collectif Blackbox transforms the rainstick by adding sound and light effects. Tip the sticks to hear the beads tumble and make new sound-and-light effects. Cascades is an interactive installation that invites us to play together and create even more musical possibilities.

This prototype is on preview display to test its durability in winter conditions, and for a public test of the installation’s interactivity. The final version of Cascades will be presented during MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE in 2021.

February 20 to March 1, 2020
Chemin de la reine

Thursday to Friday: 5:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m
Saturday to Sunday: from 2 p.m to 11 p.m
During the Nuit Blanche, Saturday, February 29: from 2 p.m to 3 a.m


Collectif Blackbox is a Montreal-based group of seven creators with a passion for the digital world. In addition to making interactive and generative works related to new media, the intention behind each creation is to embrace a concept that fascinates the collective, and use it as the basis for innovative visual and auditory experiences.


Creation and production: Collectif Blackbox
Production: Quartier des Spectacles Partnership