Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone B Exhibition Project

9 Beet Stretch, 2004

Suitable for all ages

9 Beet Stretch is curated by New Adventures in Sound Art. Special thanks to Naxos, USA for the use of their recording of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Travel assistance from Royal Norwegian Embassy

9 Beet Stretch, 2004

Leif Inge - Oslo, Norway
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) - Toronto, Canada

Site-specific Sound Installation

9 Beet Stretch is a sound art work by Norwegian sound artist Leif Inge that expands Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony to a 24 hour duration with no pitch distortions. The interior architecture of Old City Hall will resonate with these suspended, seemingly glacial, sonorities in this special Scotiabank Nuit Blanche version curated by Toronto's New Adventures in Sound Art.

9 Beet Stretch has been presented all over the world in many different settings and contexts. Mark Swed wrote in The Los Angeles Times: “It is unbelievably beautiful. It is a masterpiece of a masterpiece, and maybe the closest we can ever come to experiencing what the deaf Beethoven heard, or experienced, in his head.”

Leif Inge is an idea-based artist whose works have incorporated various media including ice, light, earthworks, and stained glass, as well as the possibilities of stretching sound to create extended beautiful and powerful soundscapes.  9 Beet Stretch is presented by NAISA, Toronto's only full time presenter of experimental sound art.


Old City Hall
60 Queen Street West

This project is indoors.