The sounds of daily life are easily forgotten, blending into our routine. By paying closer attention, we notice that from the rooster’s crow – or the alarm clock’s beep – through the many noises of the daily workplace to the closing credits of late-night television, human beings are surrounded by sound around the clock. When examining this fact, it is clear that the changes in a day’s sound profile reflect technological, social, and cultural transformations that have affected Quebecers throughout the 20th century.