LEONARD COHEN’S HERITAGE
Although Leonard Cohen led a discreet life, he left an indelible mark on the heart of Montrealers and the soul of his city. His poetry, more current than ever, is always moving, still inspiring and carries within it the promise of luminous mornings. Montréal and Montrealers are Leonard Cohen.
THOUSANDS OF INSPIRED YOUTH
Cohen’s songs have been covered, performed and reincarnated by younger generations, including Elisapie, Katie Moore, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Coeur de Pirate, Dear Criminals, Little Scream and Patrick Watson, all of whom have sung his songs. Thousands more have hummed his melodies, experienced his lyrics and sung his songs in living rooms, subways and parks.
AN EXHIBITION AT THE HEART OF HIS WORK
The exceptionnal exhibition Une brèche en toute chose/A Crack in Everything is being presented at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal through April 9, 2018.
The last two concerts associated with the exhibition will take place on February 15 and March 28 at Salle Gesù, not far from the Museum. Each concert features an album by Leonard Cohen, where an orchestra accompanies the guest artists.
TWO TRIBUTE MURALS
Montréal’s walls remember Leonard Cohen. Downtown, the impressive mural on Rue Crescent was inaugurated on November 7, 2017, the day of the first anniversary of the death of this artist.
On Boulevard Saint-Laurent on the corner of Rue Napoléon, just a couple of steps away from his home, there is a 40-metre-high work of his effigy.
- Cohen is my city by Catherine Pogonat
Montréal's mural art program aims to beautify public spaces in order to improve the quality of living environments, encourage creativity and promote access to arts and culture.