by Christine Kerrigan
On Friday, November 17, Télé Québec aired a TV spot on their show Électrons Libres featuring the research and work of the Sounds in the City team at McGill University. Dr. Catherine Guastavino, principal investigator for the team, walked Télé-Québec commentator, Rabi Rammal, through some recent research the team has been conducting for a newly designed pedestrian zone on Roy Street in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood of Montréal. The interview then migrated to the team’s lab facilities at McGill’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology (CIRMMT), where Guastavino demonstrated some of the team’s capabilities for recreating urban sound environments using sound simulation technologies. The paragraphs that follow provide a short summary of some of the key themes and topics discussed during the interview.