2016 _ 038 Urban Songline | Latitude: 31.628693° N - 31.628716° N / Longitude: -7.999597° W - -7.999655° E - Marrakech Biennale 6, Marrakech, Morocco

Some Moroccans call the 10th day of Muharram, traditionally a day of celebration and joy, Zamzam Day. On this day, a national balloon fight takes place. This Urban Songline was executed as a choreography for ZamZam translating the pattern of holes in the medina wall in combination with the shapes of the resulting water-splashes as a score on a graphical synthesizer into music to which the dancers improvised. The resulting music is a joyful celebration of the relationship between the people and the public space of the city they live in.

This performance took place on February 26 at Bab Nkob, one of the Medina's ancient entry points, as Parallel Event within the program of the Marrakech Biennale.

Dancers: Fouad Nafili and Chorouk el Mahati.

-----------------------------
-----------------------------

Part of the project Urban Songlines, taking the tradition of the Songlines, a system for navigation and care-taking of their land among Aboriginal Australians, translated to mapping urban space by creating music from its topography, discussing how we use and experience the public domain and to what degree we can claim ownership over it.

-----------------------------
-----------------------------



038 Urban Songline is made possible with generous support from the Mondriaan Fund


Go to www.allardvanhoorn.com


 
Click thumbs below to hear music and see images

Click on the thumbnail for detailed information Click on the thumbnail for detailed information Click on the thumbnail for detailed information
Click on the thumbnail for detailed information
© 2003 - 2017 Allardvanhoorn.com - All Rights Reserved - Site built by Orangehill