Adhãn, 2009

Miami Beach 2016
Lisson Gallery
The Arabic word “adhān” is the muezzin's call to prayer. The film Adhān is influenced by Haroon Mirza's long research into music in Pakistani culture. The film presents a chamber concert of sorts: Cat Stevens's song “Father and Son,” shown on TV, is accompanied by the live music of a cellist and the rhythmic sounds of lamps switching on and off, their wave frequency made audible via a transistor radio. Inaudible, in contrast, is the enlightened, silent cry of a man who assumes the pose of a muezzin.