The Cars Of Leonard Cohen: «Autophonie» au MAC – 1963 Chevrolet Impala

Cars Of Leonard Cohen

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MAC’s Leonard Cohen Autophonie Exhibit: 1963 Chevrolet Impala

The MAC’s ongoing Leonard Cohen exhibit will, according to «Autophonie» au MAC, ambiance sonore inspirée de Leonard Cohen by Ismaël Houdassine (HuffPost: March 13, 2018) via Google Translate  include a 1963 Chevrolet Impala1 listening station:

Autophonie is illustrated by two original proposals. The first, a telephone booth transformed into a recording studio, is installed inside the museum. Visitors are invited to enter to pick up the receiver to reveal a memory or testimony related to Cohen, who died in November 2016. The other, located outside the walls, is a Chevrolet Impala 1963 car with the function of listening station. Indeed, sitting on the seat of the vehicle, one can choose the stations on the radio which captures the rhythms coming from the telephone booth.

DrHGuy Note: It’s worth noting that Leonard liked to use his car as a listening station as well. See The Cars Of Leonard Cohen: 1990(ish) Honda Sedan & Screening Studio


  1. Note: the Impala pictured atop this post is representative only; it is not the Impala used by the MAC []