Posts tagged Vancouver
After the Fire: The Collateral Damage of Vancouver's Housing Crisis

It was August 26th, I was browsing the internet during slack time at work. "WTF is on fire downtown??" asked someone in the /r/Vancouver subreddit, posting a picture of black smoke billowing from somewhere near the edge of Strathcona. It soon became clear that a home was on fire in that neighbourhood. As I glanced at my Facebook feed through the rest of the day, something else became clear: that I knew a person who lived in that home.

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Many years ago, as a music composition student at UBC, I took the electro-acoustic music course. Our mid-term project required us to record environmental noises and manipulate them to create a composition. A longtime Metro-Vancouverite, I've always liked the sounds the Skytrain made, so I recorded some of them. This was made many years ago using C-Sound.

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