Aliaskar Abarkas
The Community Whistling Choir – Sound Installation

On 6 and 7 September, the results of the workshop The Community Whistling Choir,  led by iranian artist Aliaskar Abarkas, will be presented in the form of a sound installation within the programming of Short Theatre at the Mattatoio in Rome. 

Hosted at the Biblioteca Casanatense on 18 and 19 June, the workshop focuses on the library’s largely unexplored collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts, dating back as early as the sixteenth century.

Through the study of the volumes and collective vocal exercises, Abarkas and the workshop participants will work together to develop an imaginary language, thus materializing it into a musical composition.