The video was accompanied by a musical playlist designed by Paul and it was reproduced by a high-end audio system composed of a Finale integrated amplifier driving the stunning Magellan "Cello" loudspeakers from Triangle
Paul Morin posing beside the Triangle Magellan Cello loudspeakers
AUDIO MAGAZINE REPORT BY SUAVE KAJKO
Extraordinary Music and Art Experience at the Paul Morin Gallery in Alton, Ontario
As a music and art enthusiast, I experienced something truly remarkable last night. An event at the Paul Morin Gallery in Alton, Ontario led me through a musical journey spanning cultures from around the world accompanied by a dazzling, most unusual display of art. In the 14 years of publishing this magazine and writing about audio, I have never been so enlightened by sounds and sights – seriously!
The event was a collaboration between a trio of companies: the Paul Morin Gallery, Motet Distribution (Canadian distributor of high-end audio products) and Being There Audio (a high-end audio retailer in Orangeville, ON).
Peter Wolter of Being There Audio posing beside the Finale niagara integrated amp
The Paul Morin Gallery is housed inside a historic church in Alton, Ontario, and provided an outstanding environment for the event, both visually and acoustically. At the heart of the experience was a high-end audio system and an art video installation called “77 Million Paintings” by British musician Brian Eno. The audio system consisted of Triangle Magellan Cello loudspeakers, a Finale niagara integrated amp and a laptop feeding the music. The art installation was projected on to the back wall of a raised stage and – uniquely – stretched to the ceiling and the side walls.
The Finale niagara integrated amp packs a “mighty” 10 watts per channel. It turned out to be a perfect pairing with the Triangle Magellan Cello speakers.
The presentation was conducted by Paul Morin, owner of the gallery, artist, musician and writer – yes, he is a man of many talents. Paul’s travels have taken him many times around the globe, in exploration of culture, music and art. During this time he also acquired numerous exotic instruments that he plays for pleasure and employs in his recordings. Just as importantly, Paul is an amazing storyteller that appeared to be delighted to share his stories with the audience.
The lights were dimmed and the presentation began…