Summer. July 9 — September 9, 1999. 20,000 km on Canadian roads and trails. From Montréal across the Prairies to the North-Western Arctic, down to the Pacific and back through the Badlands. The Mercury minivan took the road, loaded with recording equipment, tools, DAT cassettes, tent, Coleman burner, sleeping bags and cooking apparatus, spare tires, beer and camera, boots, books and maps.
CD1 : Documents De Surface
Minimalist, hyperrealistic, Documents de surface glides over the surface of the earth, very close as would a zoomed in camera, or on the contrary in wide panoramas, that is where narrative dissolves in the sound material.
CD2 : Petit Homme Dans L'oreille
In Le petit homme dans l’oreille (The Little Man in the Ear) materials are presented with little transformation. Only to better the listening clarity did we apply some processing. On the other hand we took at times the liberty to radically transform the original sound materials.
Executive Production: Mario Gauthier for L’espace du son, Radio-Canada. Grand Prix du documentaire Phonurgia Nova 2001. Thanks to Mike Krutko, Lillian Ireland, Rob Dramer and to all the anonymous voices who inspired us to create this sound travel.