History’s Resonant Frequency
Using contact microphones to record bridges, towers, and cranes along the Lachine Canal, Christian Carrière and Douglas Scholes reveal the inner resonances of some of the canal’s significant landmarks. Its chaotic, bustling industrial past is recast as an exploration of time and repetition. Inspired in part by fractal structures found in nature, Carrière composed sound pieces that give voice to the normally inaudible inner rumblings and creakings of four canal landmarks: the LaSalle Coke Crane, the Charlevoix bridge, the BP factory, and an Atwater Market cable tower.
- BP Fillup – 3:53
- Cable Tower Hum – 3:16
- Coke Crane Requiem – 4:02
- Pont Charlevoix, heure de pointe – 3:47
Recording : Christian Carrière, Douglas Scholes
Composition, editing, and mixing : Christian Carrière
Mastering : Harris Newman, Grey Market Mastering, Montréal
Graphic design : studio t-bone
Acknowledgments: Douglas Scholes, Laurie Lamoureux Scholes, Véronique Leblanc, Zac Decamp, Audrey Lavallée.
Christian Carrière is a Montreal-based sound artist, composer and musician, whose work touches on soundscapes, field recordings, experimental music and sound art.