The Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound

Canada’s most diverse and adventurous musical events, the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound is an innovative event which celebrates the act of listening.

Since its first appearance in the spring of 1998 (and appearing evey other year beginning in in 1999), the Open Ears Festival reinvestigates the way people experience sound and music making, from guided soundwalks through to musical performances in concert halls. The gamut in between has included electroacoustics indoors and outdoors, performance art, sound installations, sound poetry, music in alternative venues, conference activity, and interdisciplinary performance.

Open Ears crosses stylistic territory and genres like no other - the festival has featured instruments as diverse as the violin, electric guitar, the Theremin and the turntable.