Soundscapes: Justen LeRoy
Friday, August 5
Kenneth Hahn Park
4100 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90056
Stream the playlist on Spotify and Apple Music:
LAND is pleased to present Soundscapes: Justen LeRoy as the second iteration of LAND’s newest programming series, L.A. Summer Mixes. LeRoy has created a mix of songs illustrating his experience and love for his neighborhood of the Crenshaw District. Alongside the mix LeRoy has prepared a list of recommendations in the Crenshaw District encouraging folks to check out some of his favorite spots.
Join LAND on Friday, August 5th for a picnic at Kenneth Hahn Park from 6:00-8:00 pm to celebrate the release of Justen’s mix.
We will be gathered in the Janice Green Valley. Once you enter the park from La Cienega Blvd, proceed straight past the Gwen Moore Lake, past the visitor center, and continue on this street as it goes uphill, until you reach the Janice Green Valley on your left. Parking is available at the top of the hill, at Burke Roche Point.
Check out Justen’s list of neighborhood recommendations:
1. Kenneth Hahn Park: 4100 S La Cienega Blvd, 90056
2. Grilled Fraiche (Hyde Park): 5800 West Blvd, 90043
3. Touched by an Angel: 3733 S Western Ave, 90018
4. Art + Practice: 3401 W. 43rd Place, 90008
5. The District by GS: 3888 Crenshaw Blvd, 90008
6. Carrots: 3408 W. Washington Blvd, 90018
7. Natraliart Jamaican Restaurant & Market: 3426 W Washington Blvd, 90018
8. Alta Adams: 5359 W Adams Blvd, 90016
Justen LeRoy (b. 1994, Los Angeles, CA) is a multidisciplinary artist and curator born and currently living in Los Angeles, CA. His work focuses on unearthing expression through sound and performance works that investigate Black vocal nuance. Recently, he co-curated Noah Davis at The Underground Museum with Helen Molesworth and contributed his sound work “LEAVE A MESSAGE” to Hammer Museum’s Made In LA 2020: A Version.
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is proud to introduce Soundscapes, our new programming series dedicated to experimental music and audio practices, inviting artists to consider how location and sound in its various modalities are deeply intertwined. This series champions artists prioritizing audio and the sensorial over the ocular to facilitate unique experiences widely available to the public.
Soundscapes joins LAND’s existing series, Nomadic Nights, dedicated to performance and socially-engaged practices, and Frame Rate, presenting film and moving-image work. These three series demonstrate LAND’s dedication to supporting artists in immediate and responsive ways, while providing the public with access to works in process or newly-created.
LAND’s 2022 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation and the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Brenda Potter, Abby Pucker, Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust, and the Poncher Family Foundation.
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