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L'oreille [é]tendue
L'oreille [é]tendue Catherine Béchard & Sabin Hudon (2013)

L'oreille [é]tendue (“the extending ear”) is a sound itinerary with 20 audio devices disseminated on 8 outdoor sites located between parc Victoria and bassin Louise in Quebec City, where hearing aids await the ear. These auditory points, selected to represent a diversity of urban sound atmosphere, prompt walkers to become aware of the sound events that usually go unnoticed. Each site has its own features, acoustic effects, colors and atmosphere. Through this designated itinerary scattered with hearing aids, walkers are invited to immerse themselves in an open, diversified acoustic landscape which they are a part of.

L'oreille [é]tendue (“the extending ear”) is a sound itinerary with 20 audio devices disseminated on 8 outdoor sites located between parc Victoria and bassin Louise in Quebec City, where hearing aids await the ear. These auditory points, selected to represent a diversity of urban sound atmosphere, prompt walkers to become aware of the sound events that usually go unnoticed. Each site has its own features, acoustic effects, colors and atmosphere. Through this designated itinerary scattered with hearing aids, walkers are invited to immerse themselves in an open, diversified acoustic landscape which they are a part of.

The sites

A map in hand, one can follow the itinerary in any particular order. Visitors are invited to discover 20 listening devices set in various outdoor sites within the city of Québec: parc Victoria – skate plaza, Parvis de l’église Saint-Roch, bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy, Jardin de Saint-Roch, escalier de la Chapelle, place de la Gare, côte du Colonel-Dambourgès and bassin Louise. 

L'oreille [é]tendue
L'oreille [é]tendue
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