DESARTSONNANTS - CRÉATION SONORE ET ENVIRONNEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND ART - PAYSAGES ET ECOLOGIE SONORE
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DESARTSONNANTS - CRÉATION SONORE ET ENVIRONNEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND ART - PAYSAGES ET ECOLOGIE SONORE
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Sensing the City - sensous explorations of the urban landscape

Desarts Sonnants's insight:

R. Murray Schafer, "The Sounding City"

 

You have asked me to speak about the soundscape of the modern city. I wonder if you realized when you asked, that I left the city in 1975 to live in the countryside of central Ontario and havfesnever returned. When I make short visits to cities both in Canada and on lecture tours abroad, I am nothing more than a soundscape tourist. But that is actually significant because a tourist is often more perceptive of the environment than a native inhabitant, who has grown weary of the daily soundscape and tries to shut most of it out.

Tourists are first of all sightseers, which is to say that they were initially attracted to their destinations by pictures or a desire to see buildings or beaches or art treasures. We still say 'have you seen Prague?', or 'I'd love to see St.Petersburg". But, once undertaken, trips to unknown places are multisensory experiences. I remember the constant ringing of the church bells in Germany and Austria but I also remember equally well the smell of goulash or sauerbraten exhaled from the restaurants. And in Italy it was the sound of people singing in the streets, the scraping of the chairs on tile floors and, of course, the aroma of cappuccino. Tourist literature often contains pictures and descriptions of native food, but the unique sounds of tourist destinations are scarcely ever referred to. This is a subject I'll return to later.

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E glise de Saint Hilaire - Exploration sonore

On entre dans l'église.
Personne.
Juste nous.
La réverbération de nos voix.
Une exploration sonore à écouter dans le noir.

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Crack The Surface - Exploration urbaine

Episode II takes a look at a small collection of explorers from across the pond in America and Canada, focusing on their participation and experiences within their local and global exploring community.
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