Commissioned by CBC Radio and New Adventures In Sound Art, this is a soundscape about the Nicholas Street Jail in Ottawa, a structure described by a jail inspector in 1946 as "a monstrous relic of an imperfect civilization where cells are medieval, incredibly cramped, with conditions far below the limits of human decency."

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THROUGH A DOOR
stereo and spatialized (octophonic) versions
7 minutes 47 seconds
2007