Lewis Kaye (Canada)

Lewis Kaye

Lewis Kaye has a longstanding fascination with sound, technology, and culture, an interest expressed through both critical enquiry and creative practice. His projects frequently explore, adapt and transform live soundscape recordings, and have been presented in many forms including media installation, theater, audio CD, 5.1 video and live 2-channel and multichannel performance. Often found working in collaboration with visual or performance artists, his recent solo work includes You Are Here, commissioned as the official audio guide podcast for the City of Toronto’s first Nuit Blanche in 2006, and Toronto Transit Soundspace, a Canada Council-funded mobile sound art project. Both involve the creation and web-based distribution of site-specific binaural soundscapes for mobile MP3 players. Lewis has a PhD from the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture at York/Ryerson Universities in Toronto, where he studied the relations between sound, space, and social power, and works as a freelance new media educator and technician.