Spoken words of potent poetry by Canadian artist, M.L.Holton, parallels the narrative nuances of her personalized music. A unique SOUND CELEBRATION of Canadiana. Slimcase CD with 4 colour panel insert.
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Margaret Lindsay Holton introduces her SOUND CELEBRATION of spoken word and electropop.
Well here we are. Canada's 150th year, since confederation.
I was born in 1955, over 60 years ago, just over one-third of the time that this young nation-state carved out its place on this amazing planet.
It's impossible to imagine where Canada, as a nation, as an IDEA, will be in another 150 years. Will we all become totally American-ized? Or China-fied? Or Russian-dummed? Or integrated into some kind of global Gaia?
Impossible to know, harder still to imagine what the overall state of the world will be - altogether - by then.
In the meantime, it is my desire during this 150th celebration to offer - to those of you in the present - and to those of you in the future - a little 'here & now' time capsule.
As a bit of background, you might be interested to know that I have been an active wide-ranging visual artist for most of my 60 odd years: painting, photographing, furniture-making, filming, etc.
Beneath it all has been the flow of sound. First, of WORDS - those odd man-made nuggets of structured noise that carry meaning. And, second, MUSIC, that glorious finite spectrum of high-low tones that tickle our ears through a multitude of instruments - traditional, modern, synthezied and 'found'. I've been messing around with both, ever since I can remember.
Today, on this album, I am sharing a selection of my older poetry with my more recent music. It is my hope that my spoken word will appeal to the left and right spheres of your brain, and that my music will envelop - and delight - you.
Both are delivered with love - and, at times, a touch of humor ...
Enjoy ... CANADADA: TAKE TWO..