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A new soundtrack for skating

Alexis Bellavance.JPGThe soundtrack at skating rinks usually consists of Top 40 rock and pop music.

A project called Klondike is changing that at one rink in Quebec City. Klondike is an audio art project at the winter sports centre at Pointe-aux-Lièvres. Natural sounds are part of the audio mix.

Contributor Alexis Bellavance explains that part of the goal is to help the skaters hear the natural sounds that are already there, but that are obscured by man-made sounds like traffic and music.

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