The bells of Place Claude-Léveillée in Laval
September 26, 2011 | Filed under Accomplishments, Blog, Compositions, Music, News
The bells of Place Claude-Léveillée: When music and community meet
I have the pleasure of acting as consultant to the Maison des arts de Laval on a musical project currently installing a carillon in the new Place Claude-Léveillée, which will be inaugerated October 2nd. The new carillon will have an impact both artistic and community oriented.
I have produced a short, silent video showing the brand new carillon in its environment. The video introduces the project team composed of experts from Netherlands and the USA who built it and are now supervising the installation.
The community square and its carillon add distinct personality to a site where three schools are located, and which together are known as “Cité du savoir” or City of Knowledge: Collège Montmorency, Collège Letendre, and the Laval campus of the Université de Montréal.
A vibrant student population creates a unique energy pervading the square. And don’t forget the Montmorency métro station and the several dynamic buildings in various stages of construction surrounding the site. Thousands of people passing through the square each day will experience a special moment when they hear the bells of the new carillon.
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