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Iceberg - Luminothérapie, 13th edition

Esplanade de la Place des Arts

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From December 1st to March 5 2023
Take a stroll inside a glacier

Icebergs are ancient ice formations shaped by time and the elements, and they make unique sounds. As water seeps into its cracks and crevasses, an iceberg resonates like an enormous pipe organ, its tones shifting and transforming as the ice melts. Inspired by these colossal natural musical instruments, the Iceberg installation consists of a series of illuminated metal arches that each make a particular sound. Arranged to form a tunnel, the arches beckon you to enter and listen to – and even play – the giant organ.

The sounds and light travel from one end of the musical corridor to the other. Iceberg’s sound and light ambiance, evoking the pure far north, transform in response to your presence. Human activity warms the gargantuan ice blocks – a palpable sign of climate change – and transforms their original form into a visual and auditory symphony.

Presented as part of Luminothérapie, 13th edition
From December 1, 2022 to March 5, 2023
Every day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Creators, light designers and producers: Félix Dagenais and Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
Architectural design: APPAREIL architecture
Sound design: Jean-Sébastien Côté
Interactive module design: Philippe Jean
Distribution: Quartier des spectacles international
Executive production, touring: Jack World

A co-production of ATOMIC3 and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, co-presented by Place des Arts
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