GHOM! A GIBBERISH CANTATA

MUSICAL-RITUAL FOR A SMALL ENSAMBLE
2015
Based on texts in a variety of invented and transmuted languages, roughly portraying the rite of passage of one of the participants, GHOM! is an experiment in the creation of a new, self-critical post-colonial liturgy, cannibalizing different esoteric traditions (from the songs of West Bengal’s “Baul” minstrels to the Ayahuasca chants of the "Santo Daime" church) into an imagined and often ironic collective attempt to reach spiritual transcendence. Created in collaboration with director Nir Shauloff, text by Yonatan Levy.

Video: Itamar Mendes Phlor & Yoni Zlobi / Sound: Marco Milevsky