Soundscapes: Lani Trock

tend to care

Presented by Floating & LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)

Aaron Shaw, Meg Shoemaker, Lani Trock

Friday, November 11, 2022
Text RIVER to 310-421-0869 to attend


LAND is pleased to present Soundscapes: Lani Trock as a part of LAND’s ongoing Soundscapes programming dedicated to experimental music and audio practices. This program is also a part of the artist’s ongoing series, tend to care.


by way of an open source community choir free-form sing and cleanup along the LA river, this donation-based, community gathering intends to honor & deepen our relationship to ourselves, to each other, and with this vital body of water and its surrounding land. together we will clean & sing, as an offering of collective care to this time and space.

facilitated by: aaron shaw, lani trock, meg shoemaker, david moses & noah klein, made possible by floating, LAND, NPS & new earth dao.


tend to care is an ongoing durational performance piece and open source protocol, stewarded by new earth dao. the piece explores the ways in which we care for ourselves, each other and the environments we inhabit. furthermore, this practice imagines how we might radically reshape society in favor of our collective benefit, through a philosophical shift away from profit motives at center, evolving into building a culture of care and wellbeing for all kind, as our primary intention.

OSCC ( open source community choir ) is an open source protocol and collectively-stewarded initiative to proliferate harmony by singing together. by gathering in groups and harmonizing our voices through a primarily wordless, vocal, improvisational practice, we aim to reactivate our inherent ability to sing together without inhibition and reclaim the human voice, our most ancient technology, as a tool for healing and collective benefit.

the activation of these protocols is made possible by the national peace service (NPS), an ongoing imaginal project, est. in 2017. through radical thought experiments made into tangible, temporary expressions, the series imagines a decentralized, post-capitalist future society, that mirrors the effortless, symbiotic flow of nature’s zero-waste, circular systems and honors each individual as essential to the collective whole.

This program is located along the Los Angeles River in Frogtown, against a riparian habitat, highlighting both the soft and hard bottom terrains of this human made channel. You’ll enter along the LA River bike path, and then cross the gate to sit alongside the channel. This program will also be audible from the bike path itself.

Parking is located on the street, a quick walk from the performance space. In case spaces are limited, we also recommend parking in Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park which is just a few minute walk away.

There are no restrooms onsite, but there are park restrooms atLewis MacAdams Riverfront Park a couple minutes away down the bike path. We’ll be sitting along the cement channel. Feel free to bring a blanket, a pillow, or whatever encourages your personal comforts.


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, the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation, and The Perenchio 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, Wilhelm Family Foundation and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Liana Krupp, Brenda Potter, Abby Pucker, Ben Weyerhaeuser, Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust, and the Poncher Family Foundation. 

LAND is a member-supported organization. Support LAND’s free, public programming by becoming a member today.