Mobile music project for public transit

Sonicity is an immersive sonic trip through the streets of Ottawa. Discover lush aural landscapes along the city’s bus routes created by some of the most talented local musicians. Commissioned by Artengine, these original compositions reimagine our public transit as a rich soundtrack inspired by the vibrant and textured urban fabric of Ottawa’s neighbourhoods.

Start: 01/07/2017

End: 31/03/2018

Working on your mobile device, Sonicity is a mobile app that provides a soundtracks for 6 bus routes on the OC Transpo system. It includes original compositions by Philippe Charbonneau of Scattered Clouds, Boyhood, Mike Dubue, Adam Saikaley, Nathanael Larochette and Ben Globerman for routes 44, 14, 86, 95, 97 and 6, with more routes to be commissioned in the future. The artists composed original works running from end to end of each bus route to accompany you through the city. Travelers will explore an expansive musical map to energize their commute or enhance their casual journey.

Enjoy the ride!

Download the app for free today on Google Play and the App Store.

Original compositions by:
Philippe Charbonneau of Scattered Clouds
Mike Dubue
Adam Saikaley
Nathanael Larochette
Ben Globerman

Project Credits

Produced by Artengine
Designed by Simon Guibord
Developed by Karman Interactive
Mastered by Phil Bova
Funded by the OC Transpo and the City of Ottawa through its Public Art Program