Technical Tours


Technical Tours
Pre-conference Day Tour
Société des Arts Technologiques. 
Tuesday, July 14th 2015 th, 6pm-7pm.
Le Société des Arts Technologiques [SAT] is an organization known for its active and leading role in the development of immersive technologies, augmented reality through the creative use of very high-speed networks. There will be a tour of the first permanent immersive environment dedicated to artistic creation and viewing activities, domed spherical projection screen 360 ° New instrument for creating tangible and inclusive human experiences, the Satosphère places the public at the heart of audiovisual works.

Tour 1
Maison Syphonique
Wednesday July 15th, 12:30-1:30pm
Opened in September of 2011, this exceptionally beautiful Montreal venue has an audience capacity of 2100, and the stage can accommodate 120 musicians and a 200 voice chorus. A shoebox design of a “room within a room”, the Hall’s noise floor is rated at an incredibly low NC1 (ARTEC). As host to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the hall was designed primarily for acoustic performance. The organ in the hall is a Casavant Frères design (Quebec), who worked in conjunction with architects Diamond-Schmitt and Ædifica on the look of the “façade”.
Tour 2
Friday July 17th, 11am-1pm.
This tour will include a behind the scenes look at how one organization provides expertise and equipment rentals and sales, in the areas of  audio, video, lighting, and control systems for live events. The tour will be hosted by Francois Desjardins, and along with the various members of the Solotech team he will be able to answer questions about all aspects of their operations, on local and international levels.
“Born out of the Montreal Olympics in 1976, SOLOTECH began official operations in 1977. Established with a pure passion for the profession, SOLOTECH has evolved from providing equipment rentals and sales to becoming the premier end-to-end provider of entertainment technology services. SOLOTECH has provided technological solutions for various festivals, television shows and major corporate events. On an international level, SOLOTECH has provided equipment and specialized staff for several artists touring the globe including Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bublé, Justin Timberlake, Arcade Fire, Kylie Minogue, Leonard Cohen amongst many others.”




AES - Audio Engineering Society