The Ups & Downs of Making Giant Hammocks

by Pierre

This summer, we were proud to assist the town of Lac-Mégantic (QC) in the process of reinventing itself. The town sadly gained notoriety in 2013, when a freight train derailment of 72 crude oil tank cars caused a massive fire that destroyed the downtown area and took 47 lives.

We were invited to join the rebuilding efforts by creating a path to connect Lac-Mégantic with its new town centre.

The town, having lost most of its public places, was in need of a space for gathering. Lac-Mégantic is world-renowned for its starry skies (Mont-Mégantic is in fact the first International Dark Sky Reserve). With this in mind, we created a set of giant hammocks (30 x 7 ft.) at the end of our foot-path, for people to come together and look at the sky. The hammocks offer a friendly public space for people to watch the stars, the clouds, soak up the sun, or have a picnic.

As Melissa recently mentioned, Daily tous les jours work has many different aspects. I never thought I’d one day be a weave-your-own-giant-hammock expert, but as we learnt a couple of things along the way, we figured we might as well share them.

So if you’re planning on weaving an oversized hammock for your oversized garden, this article might be the right place to start.

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Prepping songs for the Giant Sing Along

by Michael

One of our ongoing projects is the representation of a large-scale outdoor karaoke, Giant Sing Along.

Just launched once more at the Minnesota State Fair, we held an online poll in preparation asking the public what songs they would like to sing. Based on suggestions, we produced a number of new videos to add to the existing repertoire. There’s a lot of love in every single video we prepare. The more love, the better the seamless sing-along.

In creating our own videos, for a couple of weeks each summer, everybody at the studio has these great tunes running on loop through their heads. Sometimes leading to incessant humming. Sometimes driving co-workers bananas. Sometimes sung at 1/2 speed.

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The Swings: Making-Of

by Antoine

On a Friday the 13th in June of 2014,  a truck left our Montreal warehouse in direction of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. The grand premiere of the travelling edition of The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation will soon be underway. Four days and 18,000 pounds of steel later: here are images and a video of this adventure…

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