Metro Art Presents Flora Urbana – A Soundscape By Green-House

Part of An Environmental Music Series from Metro Art and Leaving Records

Union Station's Historic Ticketing Hall

July 26, 2021 - August 26, 2021

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Part of An Environmental Music Series from Metro Art and Leaving Records

Flora Urbana is an exploration of the anthropogenic environments in which we live. With the intention to dissolve the illusory barriers between humans and nature, Green-House utilized field recordings of small pockets of “natural” sounds as they walked through densely populated city parks. The field recordings are blended with software synthesizers, samplers, and virtual instruments to symbolize the potential harmony that can be achieved between us and the rest of the ecosystem.

Green-House is the project of Los Angeles based artist Olive Ardizoni. Approaching their music with an intentional naivety, they craft songs that find freedom through simplicity. As a non-binary artist, they hope to create a space with fewer barriers as both a performer and a listener. Green-House’s latest full-length album Music For Living Spaces was released in May of this year. The record is an extension of their desire to encourage people to connect with their existing surroundings.

Presented in collaboration with Leaving Records.

Written, performed, and produced by Green-House

About An Environmental Music Series from Metro Art and Leaving Records

This year, Metro Art teamed up with Los Angeles-based Leaving Records to ask four musicians who draw inspiration from the landscape to create original music soundscapes evoking experiences of nature and transportation in Los Angeles with historic Union Station at its center. The first, Waiting in the Light by Nailah Hunter, was inspired by the morning light in Union Station’s Historic Ticketing Hall. The second, Palmy, the sidewalk palm tree, shared a plant’s eye view of a journey to Union Station. Look for one more this summer!

Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting year-round array of arts and cultural events at historic Union Station. From music and dance performances, film screenings and poetry readings to experimental and mixed-media presentations, the programs creatively activate downtown’s primary transportation hub for all ages. For more information about how Metro enriches the transit experience through innovative, multifaceted arts and cultural programs, visit metro.net/art, Instagram and Facebook.