Calling: A Sonic Tour of the Sacred and SuburbBy
Jan. 11, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2014
5:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Auburn, Granville and Parramatta
Calling: A Sonic Tour of the Sacred and Suburb
Sydney Festival in association with Information and Cultural Exchange presents: THE CALLING: A SONIC TOUR OF THE SACRED AND SUBURB
Get on board an inter-faith minibus tour (with sonic and visual dreamscapes) that explores religious architecture, sacred music and worship in Western Sydney. Commencing at sunrise with the Adhan (Islamic Call to Prayer) The Calling will physically and sonically immerse passengers in the built and aural architecture of selected mosques, churches and temples in the Western Sydney suburbs of Auburn, Granville and Parramatta.
Uniquely, The Calling will enable tour pilgrims to respectfully walk in the shoes of others (and sometimes remove their footwear) and engage with the architecture, ritual and ceremonies and sounds of worship in places of faith they may never have previously encountered or experienced.
The places of worship visited by The Calling are beautiful, and importantly, reflective of cultural and demographic shifts. Whilst they are places of worship and faith, they are also indicative of unique social, religious and community transitions in Western Sydney - and Australia.
Saturday 11 January 2013 (5.30am to 11am)
Sunday 12 January 2013 (5.30am to 11am)
Saturday 18 January 2013(5.30am to 11am)
Sunday 19 January 2013 (5.30am to 11am)
TICKETING: Get in quick, limited seats available - Tickets on sale October 28 for $49+Bf / Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 / Sydney Festival website
NB: Tours are wheelchair accessible on demand. Please advise accessibility requirements on booking.
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02 9897 5744