paragraph on the freshly-redesigned and repurposed YULblog means that I’m going to see Ed, Aaron, and Toasty on Wednesday, if not others in addition. Cool.
, new Montreal blogger: LizardFetish in the Jungle. Welcome. I think we’re going to have to get a bigger table next time we get everyone together.
Ed reports (at YULblog) on Les symponies portuaires, literally, “Port Symphonies.” I went a couple of years ago and it’s pretty cool – they take all the boats in the Old Port of Montreal – and anything else that will make big sounds – and develop an original score that they play together. The whole piece is played by ship’s horns, train whistles (on the tracks just up from the water’s edge), and the bells of Notre Dame Basilica, among other things. Be warned though – it’s not classical music or pop or anything – it’s most similar to electroacoustic music, so you should have a taste for the avant-garde if you want to go and listen.There’s more information at the Pointe-a-Calliere Museum’s website, including a clip from last year’s event.