Feel the Sky

May – June 2020

Feel the Sky is a duo of sound works in conversation produced by Jaye Kranz (Australia) and Myra Al-Rahim (USA). Both extend from the same starting point – a recording from 1992 made by a news reporter unfamiliar with field recording, but entranced by a chance encounter with trumpeter swans on an icy lake.


Are We There Yet?

““Are We There Yet?”  is a strange, recurring road-trip towards home. A home we can never really find or retrieve; while at the same time, being a home we have already found: the one that is already ours.”

Jaye Kranz

May 29, 2020

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The Burdened Land

“I wanted the work to have a distinct feeling of space and scale. I sought to explore the thematic interconnectedness between the migratory paths of birds and the sprawling supply chains of capital.”

Bassel Al-Rahim

May 29, 2020

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2020 Season

2020 was Constellations’ most ambitious season to date, and featured work from over twenty artists, mostly made for our podcast feed. The predominant new element of this season was gathering multiple works together in single episodes. In episodes like Missed Connections and Inner Geographies, and Extraction, the pieces trip over each other, harmonize, and build upon each other, either or both thematically and structurally.


Inner Geographies

“We are wrong to look for uniformity and objectivity. We have all mapped associations to what our subjective experience is like.”

Axel Kacoutié, Kamikaze Jones

September 11, 2020

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Lonely Artefacts

“How to document these often fragile nodes of community interaction and herstory as a matter of public record?”

Sisters Akousmatica

July 10, 2020

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“To re-encounter an archive changes it; we bring our present judgements, preconceptions, understandings, contexts to this artifact from the past, and therefore instantly shift its meaning.”

Erica Huang, Jenn Stanley

October 9, 2020

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Resonant Bodies

August – December 2020

Resonant Bodies is an online exhibition about the sonic reflections between bodies and their environments, and an extension of a physical exhibition which took place at the Toronto Media Arts Centre from August 11-17th, 2019. The online exhibition consists of 6 new Constellations episodes, featuring new works by participating artists Aliya Pabani, Chandra Melting Tallow, Cheldon Paterson, Kaija Siirala, Jon Tjhia, and Phoebe Wang.


Singing on the Line

Aliya Pabani

August 9, 2019

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Jon Tjhia

August 9, 2019

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Hamina, Finland

Kaija Siirala

August 9, 2019

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Transport Station

Cheldon Paterson

August 9, 2019

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Protect Me From My Protector

Chandra Melting Tallow

August 9, 2019

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Isn't it lovely?

Phoebe Wang

August 9, 2019

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2019 Season

By 2019, Constellations had established itself in a weird little corner of the audio world, leading to more artists and producers making original works for us. Our third season is comprised primarily of new works made especially for Constellations. Working alongside these artists in a curatorial capacity, we continued to craft our in-between space: not quite narrative audio, not quite sound art, but solidly somewhere that people wanted to be with us.



“I explored themes of death, displacement, collective memory, and personal stories.”

Amias Hanley

June 7, 2019

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The Space Between Stories

“I'm reading about the idea that personal traumas and feelings of disconnectedness might well be very much tied to the dominant civilization’s wider sense of separateness from, and superiority over, nature.”

Phil Smith

February 20, 2019

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Naka Naka Oka Aina

“This piece sounds unheard and repressed voices in our society. Behind the laughter of children playing, we can hear the solemn chanting of a lost Roma woman walking the streets of Barcelona.”

Tamara Montenegro

April 19, 2019

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2018 Season

Our second year of Constellations contains some of our most inspired original pieces, alongside an excellent back catalogue of established sound artists’ works. We started reaching out to artists around the world to gain insights into sound and audio works outside of North America, and to cultivate a community of artists listening to each other across borders and sonic traditions.


Air Can Break Your Heart

“The piece is about exploring the element of air and thinking about how communication and connection are longed for but sometimes missed or sometimes impossible.”

Anna Friz

March 23, 2018

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Birds of Maio

“Swallows are a symbol of spring, of hope, and of renewal. The Romans predicted their future by observing random flight paths of the swallows.”

Maile Colbert, Rui Costa

May 18, 2018

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Music to Wash Dishes By (This is of Course a Metaphor)

“I do everything by ear and I try to play around with and fiddle with different audio sources which move me and stick with me, and then I find meaning through that and see if it takes me anywhere new. ”

Olivia Bradley-Skill

August 10, 2018

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2017 Season

Constellations began as a small collaboration between us, Michelle Macklem and Jess Shane,  in the first half of 2017. We were working at a public broadcaster at the time, surrounded by tight deadlines and fast paced workflows. There was intense pressure to keep up with podcasting and radio culture in our industry, and even though we loved working with sound, we were left wondering, were we really listening?


No Event

“No Event is a plastic moment in a waiting room.”

Miyuki Jokiranta

October 6, 2017

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Broken English

“I wanted to express how difficult language can be; difficult to convey real and authentic meaning, and difficult when you are in a different territory and you don't speak the language of that territory.”

Janet Rogers

November 17, 2017

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We Are The Transcribers

“The idea was to really hammer home through the hammering of the keys, the brutal non-stop feeling being a conduit of human language...”

Andrew Bateman, Veronica Simmonds

December 1, 2017

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Listen to more sounds from the 2017 podcast season here →

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