Special event

Past Event

A series of rooftop concerts at the PHI Centre with guest artists

Date: September 3

Free Admission

See you at the PHI Centre!
315, Saint-Paul Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 2M3

Get 2 tickets for the price of one for the Emergence & Convergence exhibition when you purchase on location during the Sonication shooting days (September 19). More details at the box office.

Sonication is a hybrid experience, halfway between a film set and a festive happening. While the performances played on the roof are retranscribed on screens throughout the PHI Centre, aesthetes and music lovers are invited to take part in a mosaic of animations within the building. A programme rich in artistic promise, between discovery, playful indulgence and relaxation. Also take the opportunity to stop by the Immunibar for a fresh juice concocted from ingredients grown on our roof!

Web Series
*To live or relive these performances, follow our 12-episode Sonication web series, through 30-45 minute broadcasts every Wednesday, from July 22 to October 7.



Fab, also known as FABjustfab, is a Montreal-based multilingual rapper, beatboxer, singer-songwriter, DJ, producer and steelpan player. Co-founder of alternative hip hop group Random Recipe (2007), Fab has co-written & co-produced four albums under the latter project. Music has driven Fab to collaborate with numerous international artists, setting foot on all five continents. Her involvement in art and musical projects includes seeking unique sounds & textures, working as an A & R, creative coaching, and being at the forefront of social involvement & awareness.

Artists who performed on September 2nd

For the past decade, Marie-Pierre Arthur has been one of Quebec’s most beloved and respected artists. After gracing stages across the province and francophone Europe with her first three records, she felt the need to pause and explore new ways to write, play, and sing. Her latest effort, Des feux pour voir, finds Marie-Pierre at her most instinctive, creative, fragile and poignant. Marie-Pierre pushes off the implied limits of her own world, both present and future.

Most of the time, when three friends hanging at a bar set out to start a band, it doesn’t go much further than there. However, what usually withers into a faint, unfulfilled thought instead became a catalyst for François Lafontaine, Samuel Joly and Joe Grass as they formed Klaus, a sort of technicolor musical playground they themselves have difficulty defining. Klaus is a collection of musical puzzles created by three professional dilettantes.

Born and raised in Montreal to a Haitian family, Waahli is one of the frontmen of Hip Hop supergroup Nomadic Massive. He is revered as a trilingual emcee (English, French, Creole), guitarist and beatmaker. After touring the world's biggest festivals and releasing his first solo album Black Soap in 2018, he now presents Soap Opera, a six song EP filled with an organic mix of Hip-Hop, Haitian and Afro-Caribbean influences.


Sonication is one of the key events of the DESTINATION: PHI programming, which includes many multidisciplinary initiatives (concerts, screenings, installations, etc.) offered in our physical and virtual creative spaces.


Discounts and exclusives all summer long.

A safe environment for visitors and PHI employees

Our mediators are ready to welcome you in premises designed and arranged in a way that ensures a safe, healthy and comfortable environment. Everything is set up to provide both peace of mind and an enriching experience, all while respecting the protocol drawn up by Public Health authorities.

Photo (cover): Jonathan Duval

Photos: Arthur Gauthier 

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