INCANTATIONS is a collection of visual and sonic experiments centred around the idea of spell as musical score, curated by Brandon Hocura and Naomi Okabe who run the record label/publisher Séance Centre. Pairing a visual/test-based artist with a musician/composer, they have commissioned original works created from a collaborative process in which a spell (visual score) is interpreted and manifested in sound. Taking a wide interpretation of visual scores, the spells include works such as a concrete poem, collage, painting, spell-poem, event/instructional score, and recipe. The resulting sounds give voice to these evocative visuals, residing in the liminal space between musical form and magical utterance.

The project will be available as an audio compilation and collection of limited edition art prints with accompanying booklet.

This publication is co-presented by Tone Deaf Festival with support from the City of Kingston Arts Fund.


Felicia Atkinson (Belgium)

bill bissett (Canada)

adrienne maree brown (USA)

Scott Gailey (Canada)

Beverly Glenn-Copeland (Canada)

David Horvitz (USA)

Benjamin Kilchofer (Switzerland

Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh (Canada)

Gavilan Rayna Russom (USA)

Tomoko Sauvage (Japan/France)

Mona Steinwidder/Museum of No Art (Germany)

Yu Su (China/Canada)

Andrew Zukerman (Canada)

Dani Spinosa (Canada)

Idris Rahman (UK)

C.R. Gillespie (Canada)

Image by Benjamin Kilchofer
Image by Benjamin Kilchofer

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