the wind carries their names
The wind carries their names is an experimental performance sound piece interpreting current realities of urban displacement and Indigenous queer survivance. Interpreting the sounds of three urban parks on the unceded territories of the Musqueum, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, Edzi’u examines current realities of these three places through movement and sound. Sound piece recorded at what is now known as: Crab Park- Lek’lekí, David Lam Park- Smem̓chús closest village site, Strathcona- Sḵwácháy̓s closest site, in partnership with Vines Festival in so called Vancouver.
Edzi’u is a 2S Tahltan and inland Tlingit sound, performance and media artist. They received a Degree in Music Composition at Vancouver Community College in 2019. Edzi’us debut album, Kime Ani, was nominated for best electronic music album at the Indigenous Music Awards 2019. Their art practice centres on weaving electronic soundscapes with audio manipulation, while drawing on classical songwriting elements. Their music and sound installations have been featured on CBC Radio Reclaimed, Talking Stick festival, shown in Tkaronto’s film festival imagineNATIVE 2018 as well as 2019, while debuting internationally in 2019 at the Document Film Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.