Chantal Dumas

Chantal Dumas is a sound artist based in Montreal. Upon her arrival in 1984, she embraced radio through community stations and developed a keen interest for new music, electroacoustic art, improvised music, and world music. Out of these experiences, she would develop an approach of sound that expressed itself in compositions, radio art, sound narratives, sound installations, and sound design. The microphone is one of her most beloved tools, and she sees listening as a way to embrace the world. Dumas is fond of field recordings; she collects the sounds of her environment to use them as raw material in her productions. “Getting out of the studio allows one to meet the world, but also to risk being confronted by unpredictability and fragility.” Fond of the uniqueness of the voice, she writes narratives where voice and sounds intertwine. - Excerpted from