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The Sport of Listening

The Sport of Listening published on

Recreational Interference (aka Radio Interference) was composed for this radio narrowcast exhibition/ enhanced soundwalk. Produced by VIVO, The Sport of Listening provided visitors with portable FM radios and a map of the neighborhood where the different radio art pieces could be heard during February 2010. The event was held concurrently with the winter olympics.


The Voyage

The Voyage published on

Departures for Boca Del Lupo‘s The Voyage were all full!

Carey Dodge and Jean Routhier created and performed The Voyage, with direction from Sherry J Yoon and design from Jay Dodge, on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.

An immersive eight channel acousmatic system in an intimate environment is host to a tale of displacement. Both disorienting and gripping, the performance takes a small audience on a psychoacoustic and psychological trip. Claustrophobic (and nyctophobia?) abstain!

Pictures from the first production of The Voyage


in production for The Voyage
In production for The Voyage at Progress Lab

IMG_1784 IMG_1791 on board for The Voyage

Coastal Calls performed at Musicacoustica Beijing

Coastal Calls performed at Musicacoustica Beijing published on
Telematic concert - 24 channel routing layout for three locations/ time zones.
Telematic concert – 24 channel routing layout for three locations/ time zones.
audience seating at the MoCap Studio for telematic concert.
audience seating at the MoCap Studio for telematic concert.

An evening of performances across times zones and countries, the telematic concert “World Delay” was held during the 6th Musicacoustic-Beinjing in June 2009.

Initiated by Kenneth Fields with the support of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community and the China Electronic Music Centre (China). I curated and organized the Vancouver concert featuring Martin Gotfrit, Philippe Pasquier, Jean Routhier, Stefan Smulovitz performing in collaboration with musicians in Calgary and Beijing for the local and remote audiences. Other performances were taking part in Calgary and Beijing. I presented both sister compositions Coastal Calls: Japan and Coastal Calls: Canada.

It was held at Emily Carr University’s Motion Capture studio with a custom designed acousmonium of eight discreet channels surrounding the audience.

The technical setup requirements, combined with a live audience situation, was an interesting challenge. Because both live microphones and line signals were being re-injected in the multichannel signal path, I needed to insure no delayed feedback could be inadvertently created from the close proximity of speakers and microphones in all three venues, which required numerous rehearsals with all systems linked. Thanks to the MAX/MSP programming chops of Simon Lysander Overstall, a very refined sound mixer insured beautiful music was heard.


Performance for exhibition launch at Interurban Gallery

Performance for exhibition launch at Interurban Gallery published on

Friday Sept 11 2015, 7:30pm

tssp-show-1The strange and the wonderful come together for an intimate night of performance at the Interurban Gallery. Featuring over 100 amazing hand crafted dolls by Constantia Smulovitz.interurbanthrifty1

Stefan Smulovitz and Jean Routhier performed a 30 minute improvisation during SWARM 16 for the opening of the exhibition Thrift Shop Sunshine People.


Une Suite de Temps-Mort: Iona exhibited at Oscillations as part of ISEA 2015

Une Suite de Temps-Mort: Iona exhibited at Oscillations as part of ISEA 2015 published on

Une Suite de Temps-Mort:Iona
was featured at the outdoor exhibition Oscillations during ISEA 2015-disruption symposium! Produced by LoCoMoTo Art and Vancouver New Music.

Thanks to Citr Radio Art’s Report show  for the coverage! Here’s a link to the podcast.

A number of media art works and performances were on display for one evening at Charleston Park, Vancouver. I kicked off the evening event with a soundwalk of the area. It had a record number of 100+ participants, much more than for any of my previous soundwalks!

IonaByCourtemanche temps-mortiona-in-the-grass



Soundwalks published on

Vancouver New Music commissioned me to lead a series of sound walks in Vancouver during ISEA 2015 Disruption. Over the course of ISEA I led 4 different soundwalks, but VNM organizes soundwalks throughout the year, all lead by members of a loose collective of permanent and transient vancouverites!


I find walking through the gastown neighborhood and and over the Main st. viaduct, then across one of my favourite park Port Side Park, locally known as Crab park always offers some of the most dynamic perspectives.