Creation
Installation

Shamash

August 14 through October 7,
11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Suomenlinna

The project conceived by Zad Moultaka merges the musical and visual research in a synergy of forms, materials, and sounds. Zad Moultaka has chosen to reflect upon the Orient of today, by humming a prayer ripped and controlled by the sovereign, motor of all things, presiding over the adoration of Earth as well as its destruction.

Shamash is the continuation of Zad Moultaka’s work on sound synthesis begun in 2016 at IRCAM with UM. The electronic composition of Shamash, written in the IRCAM studios, invades the space and plunges visitors in a powerful sensory experience combining the resonance of multiple voices and the sound of a fighter jet extraordinarily slowed down. The immersive sound diffusion system was designed specifically for this venue at IRCAM.

SHAMASH
Commisioned by the Lebanese Ministry of Cultural Affairs
Zad Moultaka composition and conception
Gilbert NounoIRCAM Computer Music Design
Luca BagnoliIRCAM Sound Engineer

In collaboration with the Janine Rubeiz gallery, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, the chorus at the Antonine Liban Univserity, the Venice Academy of Fine Arts, the Lebanese American University (LAU). Coordination Sacrum Venise Liban. Executive Producer Eva Albarran Co.
  • ŠamaŠ de Zad Moultaka, Pavillon du Liban à la Biennale de Venise 2017 © Zad Moultaka Studio, Association Sacrum
    ŠamaŠ de Zad Moultaka, Pavillon du Liban à la Biennale de Venise 2017 © Zad Moultaka Studio, Association Sacrum
  • Emmanuel Daydé, commissaire du Pavillon du Liban à la Biennale de Venise 2017, et Zad Moultaka © Association Sacrum, photo Lenavilla
    Emmanuel Daydé, commissaire du Pavillon du Liban à la Biennale de Venise 2017, et Zad Moultaka © Association Sacrum, photo Lenavilla
  • ŠamaŠ de Zad Moultaka, Tese n°100, Pavillon du Liban à la Biennale de Venise 2017 © Zad Moultaka Studio, Association Sacrum
    ŠamaŠ de Zad Moultaka, Tese n°100, Pavillon du Liban à la Biennale de Venise 2017 © Zad Moultaka Studio, Association Sacrum
  • ŠamaŠ de Zad Moultaka, Lamentation sur la ruine de la Cité d'Ur © Zad Moultaka Studio, Association Sacrum
    ŠamaŠ de Zad Moultaka, Lamentation sur la ruine de la Cité d'Ur © Zad Moultaka Studio, Association Sacrum
  • ŠamaŠ de Zad Moultaka, Tese n°100, entrée du Pavillon du Liban à la Biennale de Venise 2017 © Zad Moultaka Studio, Association Sacrum
    ŠamaŠ de Zad Moultaka, Tese n°100, entrée du Pavillon du Liban à la Biennale de Venise 2017 © Zad Moultaka Studio, Association Sacrum