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Emile Berliner Sound & Image Archive

The Musée des ondes Emile Berliner is proud to announce the launch of its new project: the Emile Berliner Sound & Image Archive (EBS&IA), available to all, April 2018.

Made in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary and thanks to funding from the Documentary Heritage Communities Program from the Library and Archives Canada, EBS&IA is an online resource of documents and audio objects from the museum’s collection. Rare and fragile pieces from the early days of recorded sound, as well as items not ordinarily accessible to museum visitors, have been made available through an online database of over 500 images and 100 audio files. Through the engagement of enthusiastic volunteers and young professionals, the museum shares valuable cultural objects with close links to the histories of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada.

EBS&IA provides a portal for users to learn about the important and vibrant history of Emile Berliner, the Montreal Berliner Gram-o-phone Company, and histories in the fields of sound recording and the global audio industry. It also highlights the technological advancements and changes in recorded sound over the decades through digitized audio recordings, streamed directly on the archive website. The archive aims to serve a wide audience of users from the general public, to researchers, cultural workers, and institutions far and wide.

With the launch of the archive, MOEB hopes to form new connections with related organizations and invite wider public interest in the museum and its mandate. Montreal played a key role in the evolution of sound recording and sound technology, and the EBS&IA project shares these important subjects with anyone and everyone who uses the website. 

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The Emile Berliner Sound & Image Archive is made possible thanks to funding from Library and Archives Canada and The Documentary Heritage Communities Program

25th anniversary, fundraising evening December 6, 2017

The Musée des ondes Emile Berliner is hosting a fundraising soirée to celebrate our 25 anniversary.  The soirée will take place on Wednesday, December 6th and begin at 6:00 pm with a Vin d’honneur in the museum followed by dinner at Restaurant ZinZin next door at 7:00 pm. Additional entertainment and special activities will be offered throughout the evening.

Tickets are $80 a person (with a charity receipt of $45). To reserve, contact info@moeb.ca or register through the website (PayPal below) or call us at 514-932 9663 by December 6th.

The museum is located at 1001 Lenoir Street, Montréal (Saint Henri), Room E-206.  Come and join us!

Your support is important to the Musée. It gives us the financial means to attain our goals and realise our projects.

Number of people:
Donation: $ 

NB If you want to make a donation only, or become a member follow this link.

From the Board: Michael Delaney, Michel Dumais, Denise Dussault, Léa Gamache, Tim Hewlings, Abibata Koné, Janine Krieber, Jean Marcotte, and myself, I thank you for the attention you will give to our solicitation.

Pierre M. Valiquette
President of the Board

Fall 2017 Lectures at Musée des ondes Emile Berliner

Design Montréal

Montreal, September 14, 2017.

In complement to the exhibition Design Montreal RCA, the sixties and the seventies, the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner presents a series of 4 lectures on design related subjects, 4 Wednesdays in succession, from September 20 to October 11.

September 20, at 7 pm, Industrial Design in Canada, by Jean Bélisle (in French). M. Bélisle is co-founder of Musée des ondes Emile Berliner. Professor Emeritus from Concordia University, he was Full Professor from 1979 to 2013 at Concordia’s Department of Art History. He is Curator of the current exhibition.

September 27, at 7 pm, The Ongoing Quest for Sound Realism: Spatial Imaging from Mono to 3D by Matthew Boerum (in English). Matthew is the co-founder and CEO of Audible Reality, a leader in the development of 3D audio technology, and an award winning audio engineer, educator and musician. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sound Recording at McGill University focusing on auditory perception for virtual and augmented reality.

October 4, at 7 pm, Canadian Fusion : Bauhaus in the Space Age by Anja Borck (in English). Anja is director of the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner since January 2017. She holds a PhD from Concordia University in Art History with a specialization in Industrial Heritage. She immigrated to Canada from Germany in 2001, where she worked as editor and journalist in culture-related fields.

October 11, at 7 pm, Industrial Design at RCA (in French). M. Morin is a Canadian designer whom, from the 60's to the 90's, created a range of ultra functional products with futuristic lines for companies such as MARCONI, RCA, IPL, GSW and many other Canadian companies and later for his own independent label from which he exported world wide.

These lectures and the current exhibition are the contribution of Musée des ondes Emile Berliner to the World Design Summit held in Montréal in October 2017. Entrance Fee 5$, Free for Musée des ondes Emile Berliner Members.

The exhibition « Design Montreal RCA, the sixties and the seventies » is open till March 18,
2018. The Musée des ondes Emile Berliner is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM to 5:00PM, and Wednesday on reservation at 1001 Lenoir St., E-206 (Place Saint-Henri Métro), Montreal. Tel. (514) 932-9663. 
Adult $5; seniors and students $3.  For group visits, call for reservations.

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Source: Musée des ondes Emile Berliner, Anja Borck 

1001 rue Lenoir, local E-206, Montréal (Québec) H4C 2Z6
Tél (514) 932-9663   www.moeb.ca 

Soleils Levants: Celebrating Black History Month

Musée des ondes Emile Berliner – Lecture at the Saint Henri Library
4707 Notre-Dame ouest, Montréal
Speaker : Jean-Pierre Sévigny
February 26th, 2:00 p.m.
Entrance free, in French

Mois histoire des noirs

For the 26th edition of the Black History Month, the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner will present a lecture honoring artists of Caribbean origin. These inspiring musicians and entrepreneurs have left their mark on Montreal’s music scene and on the history of Canadian music.

Jean-Pierre Sévigny specialized in music history and Canadian popular culture. He studied at Laval University, UQAM and at Carleton University, where he contributed to the research for the “Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World”. Mr. Sévigny’s interests are the preservation and documentation of Canada’s musical heritage. In 2005, he founded Gala, a record company dedicated to heritage recordings. Mr. Sévigny was administrator and curator for many exhibitions of the Musée des Ondes Emile Berliner in Montreal.

Montréal Sud-Ouest The lecture enjoys the support of the South-West borough of Montreal.

Fundraising evening December 8, 2016

The Musée des ondes Emile Berliner would like to invite you to help us celebrate our successes in 2016. The evening will begin at 6 pm with a guided tour with Jean Bélisle, Architecture historian, Professor Emeritus from Concordia and a founding member of the Musée. It will be followed by a dinner at the Café ZinZin next door, with live music featuring Tim Hewlings and Claude Taillefer.

Thursday, December 8, from 6 pm, at the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner, 1001, Lenoir St, Room E-206 (Free parking)

Tickets $ 80/person (charity receipt $50). To reserve call (514) 931-9143 or email info@moeb.ca or use or use the method of payment below. I invite you to book as soon as possible.

Number of people:
Donation: $ 

NB If you want to make a donation only, or become a member follow this link.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Abibata Koné, Janine Krieber, Michael Delaney, Jean Marcotte, Tim Hewlings and myself, I thank you for the attention you will give to our invitation,

Pierre M. Valiquette
President of the Board

 

MOEB Auction

Encan MOEB

October 23th 2016

  • RCA building, storage room of the MOEB
  • In collaboration with the SQCRA (sqcra.org).
  • Opening 9:00 a.m.
  • Start at 10:00 a.m.
  • Closing approximately 4:00 p.m.
  • All sales will be final, cash only.

gramophones, radios,
record players,
tape recorders,
televisions,
VCR recorders,
oscillographs,
vacuum tubes
and other sound related technical
equipment from approximately
the 1930 to the 1990s

List of items for sale

20 years of public exhibitions, fundraising soirée

20 years of public exhibitions, fundraising soirée

The invention of the gramophone to satellites made in Canada

October 13th at 6pm

The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a tour of our latest exhibition “Montreal in space” followed by a dinner at the Café ZinZin next door, with live music featuring Tim Hewlings and Claude Taillefer. 

Tickets $ 80/person.  To reserve contact info@moeb.ca or call 514-932 9663 by October 11th

The museum is located at 1001 Lenoir Street, Montréal (Saint Henri), Room E-206.  Come and join us.

On the menu:

1. Soup or green salad
2. Chicken Scaloppini with mustard sauce or Haddock Fillet with virgin tomatoes, mangoes and Basil.

(Vegetarian dishes are available, but the restaurant must have advance notice.)

3. Chocolate Brownie and coffee.

 

Café ZinZin  http://www.zinzin.ca/

Les Journées de la culture 2016 à Montréal

At the Musée des Ondes Emile Berliner

1. Montreal in space: Explore! Music of the space age

Take out your gadget and scan our selection of space inspired music. Game activity.

In connection with our current exhibition on "Montreal in space" and the advent of space technology in Montreal we have developed a fun activity that explains how pop music was influenced by the exploration of our universe.

13+ years, Fr-Sun 2 :00 – 5 :00

2. Let the needle dance

Play old 78, 33 and 45 discs on a gramophone or turntable.

We play historic recordings from 78 to 33 turns. You can learn about the history of sound recording in Montreal in the environment where it took place.

Sat. One tour each hour, meeting is at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 at the museum.

3. You think you have talent?

Listen and decorate your own 45 record cover

We give you a 45 music record, we help you to put the needle on the groove, you listen and get inspired. Never done that? You will see, its fun and you can go home with your own artwork that keeps your new record save.

7 – 12 years, Fr-Sun 2 :00 – 5 :00

MOEB Auction July 2016

July 16th, 2016

Opening:   09 h 00
Start: 10 h 00
End: 15 h 00

RCA building, storage room of the MOEB, (see plan)

  • In collaboration with the SQCRA (sqcra.org).
  • Opening 9:00 a.m.

Will be available :

  • gramophones, radios,
  • record players,
  • tape recorders,
  • televisions,
  • VCR recorders,
  • oscillographs,
  • vacuum tubes
  • and other sound related technical
  • equipment from approximately
  • the 1930 to the 1990s

Encan 16 juillet 2016 photo 01

 

Encan 16 juillet 2016 photo 02

MOEB Auction April 2016

April 30th 2016

Opening 9:00 a.m.
Auction starts at 10:00 a.m.
Closing of the auction is planned for 2:00 p.m.

RCA building, storage room of the MOEB,
1050 Lacasse Street (Entrance on the left via the parking)
the auction is held in collaboration with the SQCRA (sqcra.org)

All sales will be final, cash only.

Auction list