Champ des Possibles

August 9, 2015 & November 26, 2016 - Champ des Possibles (Montréal, QC)
Champ des Possibles — Jen Reimer & Max Stein

The Champ des Possibles is a residual green space near Avenue du Carmel & Avenue Henri-Julien. The land was formerly a rail yard in 1980 and is now a public space enclosed by tall buildings// studios and factories.

Every day at noon, bells from a nearby monastery ring. On August 9, 2015 we installed binaural microphones in wooden boxes to capture the bell sounds live.

The bell was processed in real-time to reveal its resonant frequencies. These frequencies were amplified via six surface transducers. The surface transducers acted both as filters and instruments, diffusing and distributing the sound through the material of the building.

The soundscape provided a harmonic accompaniment to the bell as it lingered and dissipated over time.




Installation a part of Sounding the City

Project by Jen Reimer & Max Stein



© 2017 Jen Reimer & Max Stein