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“Silophone” turns Montreal’s abandoned Silo no. 5 into a giant sonic instrument

One hundred years ago, the giant of Montreal’s industrial past could “hold over five million bushels of grain or enough wheat to fill 30 Olympic-size swimming pools or make over 230 million loaves of bread”. Today, a local artist collective brings you sounds created in its vast cylinders – and I bring you pictures.

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Take a stroll through Montreal’s industrial past at the Lachine Canal

We take off at the abandoned Old Montreal Malting Factory and arrive at the abandoned Silo #5, because that’s just the kind of symmetry the Lachine Canal lends itself to.