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"Sounding the City" - Concordia Library audio installation

Monday, March 26, 2018 –
Monday, April 2, 2018 (all day)

This event is free


Jared Wiercinski


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve W.
Room LB library entrance staircase




Concordia Library is proud to host the "Sounding the City" audio installation created by sound artists Jen Reimer and Max Stein. The installation features ambient recordings of urban soundscapes captured in Montreal and São Miguel in Portugal and can be heard in Concordia’s Webster Library entrance staircase from March 26 to April 2.

“There is a musicality to the sounds of a city: the lingering resonance of a church bell, the subterranean rumble of an approaching train, the cacophony of cyclists, cars, trucks and trains in transit, and the gentle, pulsating drone that emanates from street lights, power lines and ventilation ducts. These sounds create a meditative counterpoint to the intermittent rhythms of the urban soundscape.”

Jen Reimer (CAN) and Max Stein (USA) are sound artists based in Montréal. Their work explores the resonances of urban and rural sonic environments through in-situ performances, installations and spatial recordings. Since 2009 they have created performances and installations in abandoned, transient and resonant spaces in North America and Europe including St-­Urbain Underpass, Wellington Tunnel in Montréal, Union Station in Winnipeg, Mãe D’ Água and Estufa Fria in Lisbon, Rotonda della Besana in Milan, Vapaan Taiteen Tila in Helsinki and Sottopassaggio di Porta Vescovo in Verona, Italy.

Their performances combine live and processed horn and field recordings with the inherent sonic environment to create an immersive and physical experience of sound and space.

For more information about Jen and Max's work, visit or

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