Posts Tagged ‘urban space’

Underground sounds project on CBC Cinq à Six

Underground sounds project on CBC Cinq à Six

Interview on the CBC Radio One program Cinq à Six, about the underground sounds project and soundwalks done for the Soundwalking Interactions project in the underground city, during the winter of 2012. Inspiration for this project from Suzanne Martel’s science fiction novel, Surréal 3000 is explained.

Entrevue à l’émission Cinq à Six sur CBC  Radio One à propos des projets sonores souterrains et des marches sonores menées dans le Montréal souterrain dans le cadre du projet La marche sonore comme processus d’interaction durant l’hiver 2012. L’inspiration pour ce projet, soit la nouvelle de science fiction Surréal 3000 de Suzanne Martel, y est discutée.


Le terroir sonore du phare de Lachine / The sonic terroir of the Lachine light-house

March 1, 2013 2 comments

Le terroir sonore du phare de Lachine / the sonic terroir of the Lachine light-house.

This piece is based on soundwalks around the Lachine light-house just to the west of Montreal, 1999-2000. The water and pier surrounding the light-house invite all kinds of crossings: people eating lunch, fishers, sunset-watchers in their cars, ducks, swallows, boats, gulls, sparrows, wind gusting, waves and waves from the end of Lac St. Louis, sometimes frozen into fantastic ice-cubes that tinkle riotously against the rocks, sometimes coated with a thin creaking skin of ice. The light-house stands tall, blinking. Mostly this sentinel is locked but one day it is possible to enter. I remember how strikingly audible the presence of the light-house interior was. Inside, I wanted to name it: “this is the…” but my voice trails off as the rounded metallic interior speaks back to me. “Hello?” Walking by the shore, I discover an old chain and lift it up and down on the rock, imagining the many steel hulls that were tied to this bank with such chains, when it was an industrial port. The voice of the fisherman brings me back to the present “Bonjour!”

McCartney, Andra. “Le terroir sonore du phare de Lachine.” Peripherique. Curated by Nicole Gingras. Groupe Intervention Video, December 2000.