The Dawn Incantations III
Tanka Fonta with Eden Meier and Saliou Cissokho
Sylvia Wynter Foyer
In the central rotunda of HKW, artist Tanka Fonta painted a circular score, an emerging mural work and picto-sonic composition of nine thematic movements orchestrated in evocative languages as visual, sonic, and poetic imprints. These visual scores are activated through sounds and movements led by dancer and choreographer Eden Meier and kora player Saliou Cissokho. Knowing that the associations of music to colour are mediated by emotion, Fonta and his orchestra invite the audience to a meditative journey punctuated by the sonicity of the kora strings, Meier’s moving body, as well as the motion embedded in his visual circular score.
Commissioned by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), co-produced by Tanka Fonta and HKW, 2023.