Sonoramas pour le moment présent

Lexis (Music Is My Sanctuary)

In Sonoramas pour le moment présent, Lexis invites you to explore, through music collage, three emotions that have become part of our daily lives in recent months: contemplation, melancholy and gratitude. You will hear a series of audio recordings, taken throughout Montreal, mixed with selections of music from many genres, regions and eras. Lexis makes listening to music an intentional activity, breaking the functional approach of music distribution platforms, whereby music is always just an accompaniment to another activity. Lexis’ collages are aptly called soundwalks, as they offer up their different parts as a sort of landscape to explore. The artist invites you to extend this spatial exploration with a walk, by taking paths that are different from the ones you usually take. More than just a simple displacement, the walk is an invitation to rediscover the city that surrounds us; a way to explore and listen to it.
Notes from the artist for optimal soundwalking:
  • Grab your best pair of headphones and your favourite walking shoes;
  • I encourage you to take paths and side streets, to explore nature, to discover spaces that you do not usually walk on. If you always turn left, this time turn right! This is a good way to put yourself in a mindstate of observing life's little beautiful details which you might never pay attention to;
  • If possible, turn off all unnecessary notifications on your phone.


Musicians includedK. Leimer, Angel Bat Dawid, Alex Smalley / Olan Mill, Clever Austin, Gimmik, Harold Budd, Jorge Alfano, Leandro Fresco / Rafael Anton Irisarri, Murlo, Norman Beede, Natureboy Flako, Pauline Anna Strom, Smith & Mighty, Steve Tibbetts, Susumu Yokota, Teebs, William Penn, Wally Badaron



Musicians included
Mary Lou Williams, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Sandro Brugnolini, Piero Piccioni, Duval Timothy, Nivhek, Psychic TV, Mica Levi / Oliver Coates, Okkyung Lee, EITR, Daniel Schmidt, Dedekind Cut, Theo Parrish, Claro Intelecto, Michaela Melián, Robbie Basho



Musicians includedYabby You, Al Doum & The Faryds, The Pyramids, Bobby Hutcherson, Entourage, Eric Lau, James Tatum, Joe Armon-Jones / Maxwell Owin / Oscar Jerome, Max Roach, Mos Def / Louie Vega, Raphael Saadiq / Yam Who, Resavoir, Ruben Bassini, Travis Biggs, Jackie Mittoo, Dimlite