Montreal, Your Ears Are My Island


Episode 7 of the Timezones podcast series, co-initiated and co-produced by Norient and the Goethe-Institut.
This episode portrays the diverse music scenes of Montréal. Producer Esther Bourdages traces their global connections and historical roots and explores the effects of gentrification on the city’s cultural life.

Adam Basanta 
Mili Hong 
Silvano Mercado Vilches
Joseph Sannicandro
Kimihiro Yasaka

Bonus Talk

Artists on Real Estate Monsters and Montréal
moderated and produced by Stefan Christoff

In this bonus talk, we hear the producer of the Timezones Tiohtià:ke / Montréal podcast, sound artist, curator and radio host Esther Bourdages, along with the voice of sound artist and academic Joseph Sannicandro. Stefan speaks with both artists about one of the major themes emerging from the main podcast episode: the struggle and debate around access to creative spaces within the urban environment in the context of gentrification and the growing pressures of real estate capital. How can artists survive, overcome, and resist gentrification?


The Timezones podcast series plunges into the world of artists and their practices, asking: what does living and working in culture and the arts involve in different countries, cities, and contexts today? The artists’ thoughts on their moods, their social, political, and intellectual realities and their philosophies (of life) have been worked up into experimental audio collages.The podcasts run the gamut of formats and content, from straight journalism to experimental and documentary approaches, ethnography and fiction, sound art, and improvisation.

The Time zones series endeavors to create new artistic forms of storytelling, listening and exchange across the boundaries of geography, time zones, genres, and practices.The Timezones Podcast Series is co-initiated and co-produced by Norient and the Goethe-Institut.

From left to right: Mili Hong, Silvano Mercado Vilches, Esther Bourdages, Joseph Sannicandro, Adam Basanta (photo: Claudia Goulet-Blais).

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