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Sound pilgrimage on Mount Royal


Premiered in Montréal
Starting from Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges
September 17th to October 15th, 2006

Remixed in podcast version



Running time 1 hour

Ascension leads the audience to the top of Mount Royal along Olmsted Road, starting from the Georges-Étienne Cartier Monument and ending at the Cross at the top of the “Mountain”.


Through their earphones, as they walk listeners will hear multiple voices, both major and minor, from history: Maisonneuve, Drapeau, Olmsted, a jogger, a maid from the 19th century, and Choinière himself.


Dreams and desire for eternity, posterity, and fame haunt each character, and  invite listeners to reflect upon their own lives.

Ascension Chemin Olmsted mont Royal Montréal
What have you actually done?

What have you accomplished?

What will you leave behind?


Written, Designed and Directed by Olivier Choinière
With the voices of Paul Savoie and Louise Laprade


Sound Jean-Sébastien Durocher

Production and Graphic Design Ève Marchand
Communications Isabelle Mandalian

Remix in podcast version 2020 Éric Forget


Produced by L'ACTIVITÉ

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