Les Bêtes Nocturnes


I had the great pleasure to become a beast of the night last weekend, for this fun event: 

Saturday, June 27, 2009, in the window of La Centrale Galerie/Powerhouse, on St-Laurent Boulevard, in Montréal: watch and listen for Les bêtes nocturnes!

Sound artists project out on St Laurent the sounds that shift our quotidian experiences: they are repetitive, electronic, random, strange, and yet so distinctively animalistic. It’s dark in there but if you look closely, you might catch a glimpse of those rare mutated creatures of the night, through the window of the gallery-become-zoo.

The best time to hear the beasts is after sunset (10pm), before sunrise (5am). Bring your lawn chair and binoculars. Anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, and field recorders are welcome to this rare opportunity to witness animals improvising with lo-fi poetics.

Sound beasts :

Magali Babin, Myléna Bergeron, Martine H. Crispo, Nicolas Dion, Chantal, Dumas, Nikki Forrest, Anna Friz, Jackie Gallant, Anne Françoise Jacques, Martin Tétreault, Nancy Tobin.