a digitally cropped hand with a soft blanket on a pink background

Tee Kundu’s Sonic Garden talks to the plants, the soil, the wind, and the light, translating their conversations into music and creating a way for us to engage in play with our non-human relations. It offers us a way to make music together – a little love song, of sorts.

Living inside the Queens Green Community Garden in downtown Kitchener, this installation uses multiple sensors to measure moisture, soil humidity and other data, processing this information into music and noise through code. Having worked as a community-based artist-educator for many years, Kundu recently shifted their teaching practice into more technology-based spaces. It was through teaching folks about conductivity, by playing with accessible materials like paper and copper tape, that the artist started thinking about the movement of energy across connections made in public and community spaces. In particular they began reflecting on the ephemeral history of DIY spaces in the not-so-small and not-quite-big city of Kitchener-Waterloo – the many collaborators and organizers who contribute(d) their energy to sustaining these spaces, as they come in and out of existence. Kundu’s foraged recital Sonic Garden takes place in one such community-organized space, a community garden, inviting visitors to spend time and make music with the garden’s expansive and networked connections with non-human and human friends.


Tee Kundu is an interdisciplinary artist, illustrator & educator. They mostly draw things. In addition to drawing, they often work in social practice, performance, zines, facilitation, etc. They want to be a storyteller, and they want to be helpful. A DIY kind of person. 

They have run workshops for Button Factory Arts, Rainbow Reels, Hamilton Artists’ Inc, Glasgow Zine Library, Hot Damn Its a Queer Slam, Queens University, and others. They have also exhibited work with Whippersnapper Gallery, Roundtable Residency, MSVU Gallery, Xpace Cultural Center, and other galleries. Their proudest achievement is organizing Alt-Futures, a BIPOC media arts residency at Factory Media Centre in 2022. Most recently, they left their job at a public library to learn more about circuits and stuff. 

At the moment, they are very tired and trying to understand, under capitalism, how to build a life that still carries joy and comfort for sad, tired bodies. They are trying to grow out of capitalism, and will send a postcard when they arrive.