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Songs of Clay, 2 performances were presented at 2 and 4 pm, Saturday December 5 2015, at the Montreal Fine Arts Museum, Hydro-Québec Hall, Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, Level 4

Songs of Clay

Lysa Iqaluk et Laura Iqaluk, voices

Ziya Tabassian, percussions

Marie Côté, ceramics



December 5 has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as World Soil Day.  The world is thus invited to ponder the importance of soils and their exceptional richness. Soils are essential to all of our needs. They are alive.


Our project is rooted in this living treasure. Songs of Clay is an artistic endeavour and collaborative work engaging different cultures and pooling three art forms – Inuit throat singing (Katajjak), percussion, and ceramics. Four artists, of Inuit, Persian and Quebecois origins, found common grounds at the heart of a shared space where the immateriality of Lysa Iqaluk and Laura Iqaluk’s voices singing their arctic territory and all it has to offer are accompanied by Ziya Tabassian’s beating drums and the resonance of Marie Côté’s ceramics.


Keeping up with life, Songs of Clay reflects parcels of land and sparkles of voices.



ᐃᓐᖏᓗᑦᑖᕈᓰᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓇᕿᐊᒧᑦ / ᒪᕐᕋᒧᑦ


ᓓᓴ ᐃᖃᓗᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓗᐊᔭ ᐃᖃᓗᒃ, ᑲᑕᑦᔭᑏᒃ

Ziya Tabassian, ᐊᑦᓴᑕᕐᑎ

Marie Côté, ᐴᒍᑕᕐᓂᒃ ᒪᕐᕋᓕᕆᔨ


United Nations General Assembly- ᒥᐅᑦ (ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᑦ ᑲᑐᑦᔨᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᖓᑕ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᒻᒪᕆᕕᓂᖓ) ᐋᕐᔪᓕᐅᑦ (ᑎᓯᐱᕆ) 5-ᒥᒃ ᑐᕌᖓᑎᑦᓯᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᓯᕐᒥᐅᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᖁᑎᒋᑕᖓᓂᐅᒃ. ᑌᒣᒻᒪᑦ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᑦᙯᕐᖁᔭᐅᕗᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒐᓱᐊᖃᑎᒌᖁᔭᐅᑦᓱᑎᒃ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᓯᕐᒦᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖏᑦᑕ ᒥᑦᓵᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᕐᓗ ᐊᑦᓱᐃᑑᒻᒪᖔᑕ.ᓯᕐᒦᑦ ᑭᓐᖒᒪᒋᔭᓕᒫᑦᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᑐᓚᕆᐊᓘᕗᑦ ᐆᒪᒐᒥᒃ ᐊᓂᕐᑎᕆᔪᕐᑎᑐᑦ.


ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᑕᕗᑦ ᐱᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᑖᑦᓱᒪᓐᖓ ᐆᒪᑦᓱᓂ ᐃᓪᓕᓇᕐᑐᒪᕆᒻᒥᑦ. ᐃᓐᖏᓗᑦᑖᕈᓰᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓇᕿᐊᒧᑦ / ᒪᕐᕋᒧᑦᑕᑯᒥᓇᕐᑐᓕᐅᕐᓂᒧᑦ ᐊᔪᐃᓐᓇᓂᓪᓚᕆᐅᑦᓱᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᑎᒌᒍᑕᐅᓚᐅᔪᕗᖅ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑦᔨᒌᓐᖏᑐᑦᐃᓗᕐᕈᓰᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᐃᓕᕿᖓᑎᓗᒍ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᔮᕐᑎᓯᓂᖅ - ᐃᓅᒃ ᑲᑕᑦᔭᑎᓪᓗᒋᒃ, ᐊᑦᓴᑕᕐᑐᖃᕐᑎᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐴᒍᑌᑦᒪᕐᕃᑦ ᓱᕐᕙᓛᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᑐᓕᐅᕐᑏᑦ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, Persia- ᒥᐅᑦ (ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᐊᓂ) ᑯᐯᒻᒥᐅᔦᓪᓗ ᓇᕝᕚᓚᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑦᔨᒌᒥᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕆᐊᒥᒃ ᐃᓂᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᑦᑕᒥᒐᐅᑎᑦᓱᑎᒃ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᖃᓐᖏᑐᕐᑎᑐᑦᓓᓴ ᐃᖃᓗᒃ ᓗᐊᔭ ᐃᖃᓘᓪᓗ ᑲᑕᑦᔭᑎᓪᓗᒋᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᑐᒥᐅᒍᓂᒋᒃ ᑐᓴᕐᓴᒪᕆᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᒃ Ziya Tabassian ᐊᑦᓴᑕᕐᑎᓗᒍ Marie Côté- ᑕᐅᖅ ᓱᕐᕙᓛᑎᑦᓯᑎᓗᒍ ᐴᒍᑕᕐᓂᒃ ᒪᕐᕋᓂᒃ.


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