Sacred Sounds: A Compassionate Listening Guide to Musical Worship was an interdisciplinary exhibition curated by undergraduate Maddie Blonquist. The project investigated the musical sounds used in worship in the three Abrahamic religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Visitors listened to an audio guide, watched a documentary, marveled at art installations and read examples of prayers, all with the intent of improving interfaith relations on campus and in the community.
SACRED SOUNDS IN THE NEWS
Sound in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Worship Explored in BYU Library Exhibit | Daily Herald, 12.3.17
This New BYU Student Group Seeks Interfaith Understanding | Deseret News, 1.26.18
Why Interfaith Programming Matters at Religious Schools like BYU | Deseret News, 2.1.18
MADDIE BLONQUIST - Curator
“This university has made possible my dream of creating experiences that change people. Not only have I been equipped to make a difference in the community and contribute to the world around me, but studying music and the humanities has really helped me cultivate a sense of empathy. I don’t think education just leaves you trained, it leads you closer to becoming that much more like Heavenly Father. BYU has facilitated all of that for me.”