Have You Heard the Word… [murmur]

[murmur].  Here you are (Hear you are).  5 years and growing stronger.  If you don’t already know [murmur] is an oral history project that records and retells the stories of specific locations.  [murmur] was first established in Toronto’s Kensington Market in 2003.

You may have seen the trademark signs, a frosty green ear with a phone number and reference number, all around the city. The signs are markers for story locations.  You can call and listen to a personal story about that physical spot or neighbourhood.  In the age of cell phones this can be an interesting experience.  Someone recounts their story of your particular landscape to your mind’s eye while you stand “on location”.  Of course you can “cheat” and hear many [murmur] stories are on the [murmur] website but the real fun is discovering these stories where they happened.

Today there are close 600 stories, 250 signs up in 8 cities in 5 countries around the world. The project is organic of course and still growing.  The community are encouraged to participate and contribute.  If you would like to share a story you simply need to contact [murmur].

[murmur] is 5!  Definitely something to celebrate.

Murmur 5th Anniversary Party
Thursday July 17th
The Canadian Corps Hall
201 Niagara
(just south of King St. West)
FREE (no cover)

1 Comment so far

  1. zeeshan.ca (zeeshandotca) on July 16th, 2008 @ 5:08 pm

    THAT’S what they are! Awesome!

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