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  • PUBLISHED on May 28, 2015

Kyle Armstrong, Mark Templeton, Extensions, 2015. Sounds Like Audio Art Festival July 23 to 25 2015 Artists participating in Sounds Like 2015 explore the thematic of Locations and Borders through experimental audio performance and installation. Spread throughout the three-day festival, performances and installations will be held within AKA and PAVED Arts shared building at 424 […]

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  • PUBLISHED on November 13, 2014

Myriam Bleau, Soft Revolvers, 2014. (photo: Reilly Forbes) Sounds Like is an annual audio art festival based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Started in 2011 by AKA artist-run, it quickly expanded to a three-fold partnership between PAVED Arts, a Saskatoon media based artist-run gallery and production centre and Holophon, a non-profit organization that seeks to unite communities using sound as an […]

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  • PUBLISHED on April 23, 2014

Sounds Like Audio Art Festival July 24 to 26 2014, Saskatoon, SK AKA Artist-Run, Holophon Audio Arts and PAVED Arts in partnership with Soundasaurus Festival of Multimedia Sound Arts AKA Artist-Run, Holophon Audio Arts and PAVED arts, with presenting partner Soundasaurus are thrilled to announce the fourth annual Sounds Like Audio Art Festival. Spanning July […]

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  • PUBLISHED on July 09, 2013

  Sounds Like Audio Art Festival III July 24 to 26, 2013 Sounds Like III Performances can be viewed here: Documentation courtesy PAVED arts and Reilly Forbes   PRESERVES A screening and live sound performance staged at the Roxy Cinema Gary Mentanko (Dublin, Ireland) Gary Mentanko is a Dublin, Ireland based sound artist working […]

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  • PUBLISHED on January 16, 2013

image:  Ken Gregory, 2013.   Sounds Like III Publication introductions:  Darmara Genda, Director, AKA artist-run; David LaRiviere, Artistic Director, PAVED Arts; Andrew Manera, Director, Holophon essay:  Dr. Rebecca Caines, Assistant Professor in Creative Technologies, University of Regina artists:  Adam Basanta, Julian Stein and Max Stein (Montreal, QC), Ken Gregory (Winnipeg, MB), Gary James Joynes (Edmonton, […]

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  • PUBLISHED on July 27, 2012

Musician/audio artist Jeffrey Allport (SK) explores sound through composition, installation, performance, and recording, focusing on its comprehensive characteristics. Allport will perform in AKA gallery, amidst his recent collaboration with Kara Uzelman, WARBLERS. He’ll be joined by Gil Arnò (NYC) and Rob Pederson (BC).

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  • PUBLISHED on July 27, 2011

Listen to this! For the final weekend in May of 2011, AKA Gallery presents two evenings of experimental sound art from an exciting and varied group of audio artists brought together from across the country. The festival’s title refers both to simile and the game of charades. Along those lines, the artists participating at Sounds Like… will collectively navigate the nuanced connections between sound and the bodily actions and physical gestures of performance. From densely layered soundscapes and audio collage to subtle plays of tonal difference, from bombastic movements of cathartic exuberance to delicate explorations of multi-dimensional space, these performances will challenge expectations of what art is supposed to sound like.

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  • PUBLISHED on July 25, 2011

Sounds Like… Curatorial Statement Tod Emel <raises index finger> “First word…” <nodding; places cupped hand behind ear, turning head slightly> “Sounds like…” <more nodding> … We’ve all participated in this scene familiar from the popular game of charades. The convention of the second gesture eliciting the familiar phrase “sounds like…” serves as both title and […]

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