Under One Sun

Elvin Nabizade uses the beauty of the saz in his installation. The saz is an ancient traditional musical instrument that has special meaning for the artist. This stringed instrument is his heritage; the sound of his family; the sound of his father; the first musical instrument he took in his arms. The artist wants to make the saz live and endure. Centuries ago, the saz stirred people to gather and unite. The Ashiqs (minstrels) walked throughout the country from region to region, bringing people together with their songs. Nabizade’s installation consists of approximately 50 saz in the shape of an arc, a form embodying the path of the sun from dusk to dawn. Varied sounds of a saz being tuned complete the composition.