Jamie Drouin
A Three Month Warm Up

A Three Month Warm Up uses 124 individual field recordings made in an outdoor public square in Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) over a three month period, and is inspired by the cacophony of notes played by a symphony during warm up, where a single unified tone emerges out of the various instruments and voices. In playing back the ambient recordings, filtering them down to their essential ‘notes’ and layering the events, Drouin creates a sonic signature of the space, as if a residual echo of everything that occurred during those three months has been trapped within the structure.

A Three Month Warm Up was a site specific work created for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Assume Nothing exhibition January-May, 2009. Curated by Lisa Baldissera.