The Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound is a biannual of new and experimental music next scheduled for May 2014. There will be off year programming happening May 31 through June 2.​

The festival has included international artists such as Brian Eno, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Diamanda Galas, Negativland, DJ Spooky, Ikue Mori, Bob Ostertag and Pauline Oliveros as well as Canadians Murray Schafer, Martin Tetrault, Gordon Monahan, Michael Snow, John Oswald, Tim Brady and Hildegarde Westerkamp.