A historical multimedia show at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum

Montreal, Quebec (2019)

Generation MTL is a multimedia show retracing the historical dates of the city of Montreal, from its foundation to the present day. The project is a collaboration between various Quebec talents: TKNL, Studio LEX, El Toro Studio, 20K and Troublemakers.

Troublemakers had the mandates of musical direction, musical composition recording, sound design and on-site integration of audio content.

Troublemakers loves to participate in local projects in order to enhance the city’s artistic activities. Moreover, because of its museum-related and academic character, Generation MTL gave us the chance to observe the sound evolution of our city (archive, “on-location” sound recording for an authentic effect) and to add our personal touch by remixing music by Oscar Peterson or by manipulating Leonard Cohen’s song, Suzanne.

Generation MTL is such a success that the museum added content in 2020 to expand the experience. The show has won several awards, including the Muse Awards 2019, NYX Awards 2019 and Numix 2020.

Photo Credit: Patrick Desrochers & Guillaume Roy-Messier

Générations MTL | Pointe-à-Callière, Cité d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal from TKNL on Vimeo.


    • Client: TKNL
    • Musical composition and musical direction: Marc Bell
    • Additional musical composition: Jean-Christian Arod + Louis-Philippe Quesnel
    • Piano: Ghislain Leclant
    • Quartet: Mommies on the Run
    • Project manager: Manu Alberola
    • Audio executive producer: Jean-Sébastien Giard


    • MUSE CREATIVE AWARDS – Experiential and Immersive / Live Experiences (2019)
    • NYX AWARDS- Non-Broadcast, History + Non-Broadcast, cultural (2019)
    • VEGA DIGITAL AWARDS – Video / Online Video (Singe), Innovative/ Experimental (2019)
    • PRIX NUMIX – Installation muséale (2020)