Waking Up

Rise and shine! A new day has begun! While the rooster’s “cock-a-doodle-doo” used to kick off the day, the bird has long since surrendered to inventions from the clock making sphere and even, nowadays, to technological gadgets. The evolution of this simple everyday sound reflects the evolution of western societies over the last century, including Québec’s; in other words, their transition from a rural and agricultural society to an industrial and urban one.

Soundtrack: Waking up

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Accelerating music with birds singing, the cry of a rooster and the sound of different alarm clocks.

Soundscape created by Pierre Brouillette Hamelin to evoke the acoustic atmosphere of awakening.