Call to Prayer
January 17 to March 14, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Joint opening with the exhibition Andrew Ooi - Anatomy of Resilience at Karsh-Masson Gallery.
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AND Q&A
Sunday, February 18, 2:00 to 2:45 pm
All welcome. Free admission.
"All roads lead to the one House
from one seed a thousand ears of corn emerge."
For the 13th-century Persian mystic and poet Rumi, the many can be found in the one; different paths lead to the same destination. The purpose of Call to Prayer is to explore those different paths and bring them together through their music. Call to Prayer is an immersive, sonic installation drawing on the musical traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Beginning as separate threads, the voices of three Ottawa vocalists (in order of appearance: Daniel Benlolo, Terri-Lynn Mitchell and Mona Bahumaid) gradually become entwined, ultimately forming a tonal fabric that finds harmony in difference. -Catalogue excerpt
BEN GLOBERMAN is a musician, sound designer, and multimedia artist based in Ottawa, Ontario. He holds an MA in European Studies (Carleton University) with a specialization in migration, and a BA in Religious Studies (Carleton University), and is a graduate from the Red Bull Music Academy (New York, USA). He is particularly interested in translating conceptual ideas to sound.
Ben has composed works for film, theatre, and installation, and has created projects in diverse fields such as healthcare, fashion and public services. Under his Cabaal moniker, he has performed throughout North America, and released four LPs. His installations have explored themes of religious pluralism, bleeding-edge technology, and the therapeutic qualities of sound. https://www.bengloberman.ca/
Ben Globerman gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.
CITY HALL ART GALLERY
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
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Open daily 9 am to 8 pm, including holidays.
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