Museum Abteiberg is pleased to announce the introduction of the second new commission for KUNSTHALLE FOR MUSIC in Mönchengladbach. The Belgian-Congolese artist and DJ Melika Ngombe Kolongo was invited by Ari Benjamin Meyers to create this new commission.

From May 17 to 19 Melika Ngombe Kolongo will be at Museum Abteiberg to publicly rehearse and perform her new composition the snake in the sun… together with the ensemble on site. The work will then be included in the exhibition score of Act II.

the snake in the sun…

sounding symbols are oscillating as
sonic libations,
the secret is in the music,
the music is the secret,
ritualized gestures are guiding ecstasy…
as chantresses signal with the voice in

Photo: Susu Laroche