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Habitat Sonore: Listening room

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PHI Centre Listening room
407 Saint-Pierre St
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2M3

Monday to Wednesday:
Closed

Thursday to Sunday:
12 PM to 7 PM, click here to see the schedule for each artist

Last entry:
1 hour before closing

All ages

General admission: $10
Price including service fees, excluding taxes

Tune out outside noise and immerse yourself in one of Montreal's only spatial audio listening rooms.

The artists: 
Dominique Fils-Aimé
Michael Gary Dean
SlowPitchSound
Tanya Tagaq

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3 PROGRAMS TO CHOOSE FROM

The experience inside Habitat Sonore: Listening room is in constant evolution. Please check back regularly to discover newly added artists and more time slot availability.

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PROGRAM 1:
Dominique Fils-Aimé

Thursday: 12 PM, 3 PM, 6 PM
Friday: 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM
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aturday & Sunday: 12 PM, 3 PM

Duration: 36 min.

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PROGRAM 3:
Tanya Tagaq

Thursday: 4:30 PM
Friday: 3 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 6 PM

Duration: 34 min.

PROGRAM 1:
Our Roots Run Deep by
Dominique Fils-Aimé

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Rising star in vocal jazz, Dominique Fils-Aimé presents her fourth album Our Roots Run Deep released in September 2023 on Ensoul Records. Dominique Fils-Aimé is a JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter from Montreal who puts the history of African-American musical culture into the heart of her work. 

In her fourth album entitled Our Roots Run Deep, Dominique Fils-Aimé frames her latest installment with a loose, dreamlike narrative structure that tells a story of growth. For Dominique, nature acts as an anchor—a source of inspiration that provides her with metaphors to express the unique but interconnected journey of a human being.

"Just as we cannot see the mycorrhizal network that allows trees in a forest to communicate with each other underground," says Dominique. "I believe our souls do the same and that music can be a fertilizer for this invisible communication network."

[Master Recording/Composition] Courtesy of Ensoul Records / [Photo] Jetro Emilcar

PROGRAM 2:
Forever Meditations by Michael Gary Dean + Alternate Forest - Nature Minutes and Transport Station by SlowPitchSound

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Forever Meditations by Michael Gary Dean

Collaborating with musicians across numerous genres and artistic styles, Michael Gary Dean’s Forever Meditations merges flowing ambient electronics with intimate instrumentation, drawing on reflective moods and long moments of deliberation. Forever Meditations is the soundtrack to elongated moments for reflection while enduring the long and harsh Canadian winters.

The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

[Master Recording/Composition] Courtesy of Philippe Rochefort and Justin Gray / [Photo] Sarah Kim

Alternate Forest - Nature Minutes and Transport Station by SlowPitchSound

Alternate Forest - Nature Minutes is a quick reminder of how precious our planet is. It was remixed for the Habitat Sonore space with the intention of making the 2-minute message really sink deeper into our minds, using the room's unique audio system. SlowPitchSound repositioned sounds to dance around your entire body so that you can feel more connected to the sonic forests, rivers and fields created by him.

Transport Station was originally composed with spatialization in mind but it was done using only stereo panning at the time. Having the opportunity to remix the piece in the Habitat Sonore room is really a dream further realized, an opportunity for the piece to be fully immersive. The composition is based on the prompt: "Sight Isolates, Sound Incorporates". Familiar sounds are transformed into other worldly rhythms, dancing around the room and stimulating your imagination.

PROGRAM 3:
Tongues by Tanya Tagaq

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This album enters deep chasms and dangerous spaces. Tongues speaks not to horrors and crisis, as previous Tagaq albums wordlessly, powerfully encircled, but directly of these things. Tongues is a manual for inner and outer revolution, a victory over those who take without consent.

[Master Recording] Produced by Saul Williams and mixed in Dolby Atmos by Vic Florencia; Mastering Engineer: Justin Grey

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HABITAT SONORE: THE COMMUNITY

The Habitat Sonore community is a gathering of dedicated sound art enthusiasts. Through monthly communications, community members receive exclusive offers, early releases, cocktail invitations, interviews with the artists and much more.

Let's celebrate the listening room together! Join the community and enjoy the benefits today.

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ABOUT
HABITAT SONORE

Habitat Sonore offers a new way of appreciating the local and international musical landscape by proposing a different kind of auditory experience beyond stereo listening. 

The albums and soundscapes proposed in Habitat Sonore are the result of a thorough reflection from the artists on how their work should be presented and experienced. 

Tune out outside noise and immerse yourself in one of Montreal's only spatial audio listening rooms.

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