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The Quiet River of Dust - Immersive live concert

13 au 24 Nov 2018
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The Quiet River of Dust is an immersive live concert, based on the namesake solo album, conceived by Richard Reed Parry, the polymath multi-instrumentalist at the heart of Arcade Fire. It features a collection of songs uniting elements of Richard's previous work with the folk music aesthetics of his childhood, and elements perhaps overlooked in his career so far - exploring gentle, quiet and hypnotic corners of the world of sound. It includes the dense instrumental and orchestral textures of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre, as well as the boundary-pushing intimate instrumental work of his neoclassical compositions Music for Heart and Breath.

Richard works with the SATosphere team to perform these brand new songs in a sonically and visually immersive dome environment. The experience will completely surround and absorb the audience into the breathtaking musical universe of The Quiet River of Dust.


Directed by JF Lalonde and Richard Reed Parry.
November 13 to 17 and 20 to 24 - Tuesday to Saturday - 19h
Satosphère (13 year-olds and more)
Duration : 75 minutes
Regular Ticket: $ 29 (+ web free) - Buy online here (and SAT)

Richard Reed Parry has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes towards providing indigenous women and their children a safe and supportive environment through the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal.


Combine your immersive experience with a culinary experience at the Foodlab, located on the same floor as the Satosphere.
Entrance + dish to choose before or after the show from the following menu.

From November 6 to 24, enjoy theexhibition "River of Death / On the Ground", directed by Caleb Wood and Richard Reed Parry, at the foyer de la Satosphère.


Richard Reed Parry

In between the last few Arcade Fire world tours Parry has crafted an innovative debut record of solo compositions released in Summer 2014. Music for Heart and Breath is an collection of modern neo-classical pieces in which each note is played in synch with the heart rates or breathing rates of the performers. At times fragile, playful, sombre and intimate, these creations have been dreamt into life by Parry’s his own philosophical belief that music and nature - in this case the human body - can be, indeed are, explicitly linked..

Laurel Sprengelmeyer

Laurel Sprengelmeyer is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist best known by her stage name, Little Scream. Her first album, The Golden Record (2011), received 4.5 stars and “Album Pick” rating on AllMusic. She is currently working on her 3rd record, Speed Queen, a chapbook of life on the road called Completely Humourless Tales and Sketches by Little Scream, and a bunch of really sweet oil paintings.

Jordy Walker

Jordy Walker has been producing and engineering music for over 15 years. He has been fortunate to be able to work with many northern artists as well as artists from across Canada. Jordy’s work is idiosyncratic and he aims to create a unique sonic document each time he works with an artist, investigating and amplifying the specific things that makes each artist singular. With a background as a multi-instrumentalist and sound designer, he frequently adds drums, guitars, keyboards and soundscapes to the records he works on.

Corwin Fox

Corwin Fox is a Canadian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has been hailed as “a shining light in Canadian roots music” by Doug Cox (artistic director, Vancouver Island Music Festival). Having toured extensively across Canada, the U.S. and Australia since 1995, Corwin has been spending an increasing amount of time recording and producing other artists across a wide range of genres.

Stefan Schneider

Stefan Schneider is a Montreal based musician. After receiving a B.Mus at McGill University he became a founding member of the award winning instrumental group Bell Orchestre. He has performed, recorded and toured extensively in North America and Europe with bands including Thus Owls, Jorane, The Luyas, Sarah Neufeld, René Lucier, Amon Tobin, Elisapie and Land of Talk. He is a founding member of Toronto's Queer Songbook Orchestra.

JF Lalonde

Tour photographer and concert and video clips editor, he has been working with Arcade Fire since 2012. He is a keen videographer who has worked with international brands such as Adidas, but also with internationally renowned companies such as Cirque du Soleil.