image: "Holophon Listening Station" Jon Vaughn, 2023
"Sound art can stand alone as an artwork or be one part of a whole. Sound is essential to our experience of the world, and these artists use the creation & manipulation of sound as their artistic medium."- from the Listening Station didactic text
The Listening Station: Seasons
Seasons, the inaugural project of Holophon and AGR's Listening Station, is a year long soundscape project featuring four members of the Holophon collective and four guests from the Regina sound art community. Each pairing individually presents their unique response to that season, potentially incorporating field recordings, sonic experimentation and journalistic composition.
The Listening Station is located at the Art Gallery of Regina, in the Neil Balkwill Community Arts Centre.
Schedule of Programs for Seasons
October 5th, 2023 - January 5th, 2024
Hilarey Cowan and Cat Haines
January 10th, 2024 - April 10th, 2024
Cameron Wiest and Gary Wasyliw
April 15th, 2024 - July 10th, 2024
Jon Vaughn and Jaye Kovach
July 15th, 2024 - October 15th, 2024
Ian Campbell and Amber Goodwyn
Shiftover I & II (8:03 & 8:25) by Hilarey Cowan
Fresh autumnal field recordings coupled with the last dregs of summer are woven together to form a sonic moment of transition, and the temperature & leaves drop.
Hilarey Cowan is an artist, researcher and adaptable freelancer currently based in Saskatchewan, working between sculpture, video and performance. She holds a degree in architecture from Carleton University, as well as a BAC in Sculpture and Media from The Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Her work explores ideas around labour, care, alienation, networks, geography and touch. Recent projects include calming informational services on community radio and experiments on 16mm film.
Rest (15:13) by Cat Haines
Autumn is a time of slow down and rest as we move out of summer and begin to prepare for winter. This drone uses rhythm and beat to explore the often unsustainable pace and beat of capitalism, and what shifts when we stop or slow down that beat, and focus on, instead, the self–as mediated through self resonating filters and delays in this piece. This piece was composed using a Moog DFAM, Baringer Neutron, and Volca Keys.
Cat Haines (she/her) is a neuroqueer trans woman, dyke, and academic/artist weirdo who sometimes performs drone rituales under the moniker witchknife. witchknife uses analog synthesizers to craft sonic soundscapes through the creative use of loops, resonance, and feedback. You can listen to witchknife at witchknife.bandcamp.com.
Holophon Audio Arts is a non-profit organization supporting sound art and experimental music in Saskatchewan. The organization was founded in 2008 and is centered in Treaty 4 Territory/Regina.
Holophon engages communities using sound as an artistic medium, promoting sound art and experimental music through live performances, concerts, workshops, community events, and educational programming. In our projects we look for ways to unite artists and audiences across disciplines and specializations using sound as an integral artistic component.
Holophon works to increase awareness of and to develop sound art practices in the province of Saskatchewan and on the Great Plains of Canada, and to encourage and facilitate discussion around critical and creative listening.
To learn more about Holophon Audio Arts, and to see other Holophon events, please visit:
Holophon Audio Arts and the Art Gallery of Regina wish to acknowledge our funders for this project: