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A Temporality

The world’s most sparsely populated sovereign state is behind what could turn out to be one of the most fascinating off-site pavilions at this year’s Biennale. In a former bakery halfway between the Giardini and Arsenale, Mongolian artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar will work with German sound artist Carsten Nicolai, aka Alva Noto, and four throat singers from his country’s National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Co-funded by the Goethe-Institut, A Temporality  aims to adapt this ancient vocal art form to modern times — so performers will interact with elements of the urban, man-made world rather than the animistic, natural environment of the steppes, where throat singers often travel miles in search of the right resonance and backdrop.


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