Podcasts for Québec science

Sound design, mixing & mastering

Les racines mystiques de Montréal.

Les racines mystiques de Montréal

Historical audio documentary on the mystical roots of Montreal's genesis. Four episodes to meet the enigmatic historical figures behind the creation of the metropolis.
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Listen here ➔ quebecscience.qc.ca/podcast/Les-racines-mystiques-de-Montreal
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2017

About

For this series of podcasts whose action takes place during the Renaissance, I decided to use only instruments from the Baroque period: cello, classical guitar and various percussions.
The music for the trailer and closing credits is in the key of C minor (concluded by an E major).
On the length of the 4 episodes the note sequences on the background layers are variations around this tone.
These groundcloths are made with cello grips passed through a granular synthesis module to create evolutionary textures.

Narrative voice: Johanne Prud' homme. Inquiry: Sylvain Lumbroso. Speakers EP1: Jacques Cousin, Stéphan Martel. Speakers EP2: Stéphan Martel, Alain Tallon. Speakers EP3: Bernard Pitaud, Mariel Mazzocco, Jean Rey-Regazzi, Caroline Laberge, David Émond. Speaker EP4: Patrice Groulx.
Effet fondateur : l'héritage des pionniers.

Effet fondateur : l'héritage des pionniers

The pioneers who came from France in the 17th and 18th centuries did not only develop the province of Quebec? they also left their genes as a legacy. They are less than 10,000 men and women at the origin of a population of several million... Their genetic heritage has shaped part of the destiny of Quebecers by inscribing a "founding effect" in their cells.
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Episode 1 : la connaissance d'une population
Episode 2 : l'histoire de l'implantation
Episode 3 : la dérive génétique
Episode 4 : la traque des maladies
Episode 5 : les choix d'une société
Episode 6 : l'héritage d'une planète
Episode 8 : l'évolution humaine est-elle encore en marche ?

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2016 - 2017

About

The sound design of this podcast series is made from acoustic instruments. The music for the credits is taken from the song' Vincent' which I composed for the Pélissols project.

Narrative voice: Yann Sinic. Investigation: Sylvain Lumbroso and Mathieu Castelli. Speaker EP1: Hélène Vézina. Speakers EP2: Hélène Vézina, Hubert Charbonneau and Alain Gagnon. Speaker EP3: Benjamin Prud' homme. Speaker EP4: Bernard Brais. Speakers EP5: Pierre Lavoie and Claude Laberge. Speaker EP8: Emmanuel Milo.
Mitochondrie, l'étranger dans la maiso.

Mitochondrie, l'étranger dans la maison

Hundreds of mitochondria are present in each of our cells. These organizations, which are often reduced to the role of energy power stations, are beginning to arouse the interest of researchers more and more. It may not be that limited: they would be involved in sensitive aspects such as our ageing, serious diseases and the evolution of species.
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Episode 1 : une transmission particulière
Episode 2 : la traque des origines
Episode 3 : coupable ou innocent ?
Episode 4 : le dialogue dans le couple
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2015

About

For the sound design of this series of podcasts I used sound recordings made at the genetic laboratories of the CNRS in Marseille and analog synthesizer processing. The music for the credits is taken from the song' Vincent' that I wrote for the Pélissols project.

Narrative voice: Yann Sinic. Investigation: Sylvain Lumbroso and Mathieu Castelli. Speaker EP1: Sophie Breton. Speakers EP2: Franz Lang and Gertraud Burger. Speakers EP3: Siegfried Hékimi and Pierre Blier. Speakers EP4: Nicolas Pichaud and Bernard Angers.
S'inspirer de la nature.

S'inspirer de la nature

Nature sometimes gives us very good examples. It must be said that this laboratory has been operating for over... 3 billion years. The evolutionary mechanism has thus allowed some fine solutions to emerge.
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François Barthelat
Stéphane Viollet - Franck Ruffier
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2015.

About

For the sound design of this series of podcasts I used sound recordings made at the genetic laboratories of the CNRS in Marseille and analog synthesizer processing.

Directed by Sylvain Lumbroso
Des animaux modèles pour l'éternité.

Des animaux modèles pour l'éternité

Hugo Aguilaniu
Hugo Aguilaniu is a researcher at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon where he heads a group studying the genetics of aging. To do this, he works on the organism model C. elegans, a small transparent worm, barely 1 mm long.
Antoine Roux
Since childhood, Antoine Roux has been passionate about life sciences. His interest in biology led him to pursue a thesis at the Université de Montréal on aging. For 5 years, Antoine studied the resistance to the time of yeast, a microscopic fungus. But also how glucose, the energy substrate regulated by insulin, can influence the longevity of these unicellular organisms.
Éric Le Bourg
Eric Le Bourg is passionate about the passing of time. Fortunately, he has been studying ageing in Drosophila since 1979. A career dedicated to developing experiments on this fly to observe the consequences of several moderate stresses: temperature, hyper-gravity...
Gérardo Ferbeyre
Gerardo Ferbeyre is an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the Université de Montréal. After having studied for a long time the mechanisms of protection of normal cells against cancer, the doctor is now interested in cellular senescence, more commonly called "aging".
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2014.

About

For the sound design of this series of podcasts I used sound recordings made at the genetic laboratories of the CNRS in Marseille and analog synthesizer processing.

Text: Rebecca Barbier. Directed by Sylvain Lumbroso

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