Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato ThompsonToronto Through Sound, 2017
The duo electronic LAL will create a 10 minute soundscape that speaks to Toronto’s Migrant and Indigenous history through sound.
LAL will highlight neighbourhoods such as Chinatown, Vaughan and Oakwood, Korea Town, Yonge/Finch, St. Clair West, Little Italy, Little Bangladesh and Kensington Market (to name a few) while also recognizing Toronto as Treaty Territory founded on Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River territory.
LAL will sample current sounds and voices in these different neighborhoods as well as look at the last 50 years of change in Toronto and highlight unknown or disappearing histories. Toronto is a meeting place where Indigenous, Immigrant and settler communities come together, as well as the land and water and creatures who live here. This piece is a reminder of the past and, through sound, a glimpse of the future.
LAL was formed in 1998 by the dynamic duo of poet, singer, activist, and Bengali rooted tough-guy Rosina Kazi; and her life partner producer, sound designer, philosopher, and Barbados-born king of chill, Nicholas Murray.
LAL's music cuts deep and explores the deepest of grooves, a persistent theme throughout their evolution - fairness will prevail. They've supported a multitude of art projects, artists, organizations and musicians all connected and committed to the manifestation of peace and justice for all.
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Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
Suitable for all ages
Intermittently a part of the exhibition through the course of the night.
This project is outdoors.