Call to Prayer
3 channel audio
Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON – January - March 2018
Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, Ottawa, ON – March 2017.
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 vocalists (in order of appearance: Daniel Benlolo, Terri-Lynn Mitchell, Mona Bahumaid) gradually become entwined, ultimately forming a tonal fabric that finds harmony in difference. The piece is presented through three speakers arranged as the points of a large triangle. As it unfolds, voices move around the room, eventually encircling the audience. Call to Prayer is an attempt to harmonize the music of religious thought and scripture into an inclusive, visceral, and ultimately emotional experience.