In October, we hosted If You Got Ears on CKUT 90.3 FM. Listen to each episode here:
Montréal Sound Map Soundtracks featured field recordings from the Montréal Sound Map in combination with musical textures submitted by artists in Montréal and abroad. The field recordings and music were randomly paired and unfolded seamlessly over the course of the show, resulting in a long duration collaborative composition.
Sound & Architecture featured Gascia Ouzounian : a composer, performer, researcher and professor of music at Queen’s University Belfast. Gascia spoke about some of her recent projects, including music she has written for sleeping audiences, and a label she founded that publishes interactive music and sound art. Gascia also talked about a project with the architect Sarah Lappin, called Recomposing the City. This is a project in which architects and sound artists come together to find new ways of approaching the built environment and the city through sound, and the aural dimension of space. Afterward, we shared sounds by a wide range of artists that consider space and architecture in their work.
Urban Ruins & the Industrial Soundscape featured excerpts from the matralab / Pop Montreal Symposium entitled Uncovering Space: including a talk by Andrew Emond who is the author of Under Montréal, a resource established in 2009 to document Montréal’s underground infrastructures. We also played back a series of Smithsonian Folkways train recordings throughout the episode.
Montréal Sound Map Soundtracks II was a continuation of our first episode.