Music has the power to conjure strong memories of people, places and events from our past. I’m still transported back to high school if I hear a tune from Dance Mix 95. Our aural recognition can be stirred by more than just music though – sometimes just a certain sound can transport you to a specific time or place. The folks from Kingston’s Shoreline Productions and Tyton Sound embrace this concept and have used it as the subject of their most recent video, The Sounds of Kingston, Ontario – An Extremely Kingstonian Video.
You may recall the production companies’ previous collaboration ‘O Canada’ by The Singing Bridge, in which they used various pitches from the La Salle Causeway to create our national anthem. The Singing Bridge made quite the splash and received national recognition from CBC, CTV and The Globe and Mail. Their most recent project creates its own original music through the use of various sounds heard around downtown Kingston. From the roar of the causeway to the sound of our town crier and the firing of a Fort Henry canon, this short video takes us on a journey of the sounds of downtown Kingston, complete with breathtaking shots of our city.
Whether you’re living in Kingston now, or have left after studying or working here, this new video is sure to stir up certain memories and feelings that come with being in downtown ygk. Just yesterday, Shoreline Productions and Tyton Sound released a fun blooper video from the making of their recent creation. Be sure to give it a watch as well for a few chuckles.