Chanson de Québec

from by Duo (Kirk Pearson and Julia Egan)

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This was a semi-sardonic "protagonist of industry" song that takes place in everyone's favorite forested Canadian provence. The cloudy accordions and general smokestackiness took it to a place none of us really expected. Julia didn't speak a word of French at the time we recorded it, so everything was written phonetically (kand laa noo-osh-ess form-ant nat-rule-mont) to ensure clarity. After a few hours, we got it.

And, just in case you were curious, that line literally translates to "When the clouds start forming naturally." Ironically, our first performance of this song took place during an incredibly smoky fire at New York City's Yippie Cafe. The fire marshalls came. We finished the song. Then we evacuated.

-Kirk Pearson

lyrics

Nous n'avons encore interlocuteur, maintenant tu ne regardes pas.

Quand les nuages se forment naturellement.
Quand la ville a été oublié.

Tout le monde est verre brisé, parce que l'on depolitise
Mon tragedie néo grec. a la porté du vieux Quebec.

Quand la neige recouvre la fenêtre.
Quand les nuages se forment naturellement.
Quand la ville a été oublié.

credits

from Neuron, released July 22, 2012
Kirk Pearson- lyrics, vocals, mandolin, keyboards, accordion, electronics, clarinet
Julia Egan- vocals

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Kirk Pearson New York

Electronic noisemaker/
sound collector/
aural storyteller/that kid you kinda knew in high school.

Most importantly, composer of electronic music and player of mandolins. Studier at Oberlin Conservatory.

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