On April 21, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership inaugurated a new playful, interactive and colorful installation, Robocut Studio by Orchestra City, Dpt. and Duhamel Valley. Installed on the Promenade des Artistes, the work invites Montrealers and visitors to become musicians for a moment. A free activity to play together and create a concerto or cacophony, all in the name of fun!


In the summer of 2021, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership launched a call for submissions to replace the iconic 21 Balançoires, an installation created by Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat of Daily tous les jours. Following the initial call out, several Montreal creators and interactive studios were invited to offer a new interactive spring experience for the next five years. The finalists were:

Lateral Office; Robocut Studio, Dpt. et Vallée Duhamel; Paysages;  Audiotopie with Serge Maheu and Luce Pelletier

This is the consortium composed of Robocut Studio, Dpt. and Duhamel Valley who won the call with their proposal Ville orchestre, an installation that aims to be an allegory of the man-orchestra. This urban playground evokes the world of childhood and invites you to escape, to connect with your creativity and with others through unexpected encounters.

“The jury liked the strong iconic potential, the original artistic direction and the sought-after design of the proposal of Robocut Studio, Dpt. and Vallée Duhamel. Ville orchestre is part of the DNA of the Quartier des spectacles’ public squares by offering a universal and engaging experience for an audience aged 7 to 77!” said Éric Lefebvre, Executive Director of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.

Ville orchestre will cross your daily path, like a breath of fresh air on your way places, from April 21 until May 29!