Cultural Heritage

Studio André Perry

One year after John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance” was recorded in Montreal, which contributed to André Perry’s international reputation, he bought the building in 1970.*







recordings

The iconic albums Jaune, by Jean-Pierre Ferland, and Lindbergh, by Robert Charlebois, were recorded in these studios. In 2008, a La Presse poll established that these two albums were the best Québécois records produced in the last 50 years.*

 

The building's façade sports magnificent peace and love symbols as part of its masonry and which serve as a bridge between the Church of all Nations era and the subsequent artistic vocation of the site.

 

Cinéma

In 1972, the “studio-in-the-church” was sold to a company called Modulations, and a new chapter of film creation began.

Several of the greatest Québécois filmmakers edited or mixed their films on the premises, most notably, in no particular order, Jean-Claude Lauzon, Gilles Carle, Jean-Marc Vallée, Denys Arcand, Claude Fournier, Pierre Falardeau, André Forcier, Christian Duguay, Louis Saia, Charles Binamé and Jean-François Pouliot.

 

Many films that have marked the Quebec landscape were mixed and/or edited in this location

 

Among the best known of which are Léolo, Octobre, Le violon rouge, Elvis Gratton II, Les Boys, Gaz Bar Blues, Un Dimanche à Kigali, Soie, Un 32 Août sur Terre, Stardom, La Grande Séduction, Camping sauvage, J’ai serré la main du diable, Maelstrom.

 

Some of the films also garnered international attention and airplay, the most recent being Café de Flore and Dallas Buyers Club by Jean-Marc Vallée.

 

In 2014, Modulations ceased its activities and the Carré des Arts started to take shape.

* Reference : andreperrystudios.com