For Lifetime, Melika Ngombe Kolongo aka Nkisi - a leading figure in today's experimental music - composed Orb, a sonic and visual exploration of the cosmos.

This work, inspired by Steve Coleman's essay "Regarding the sonic symbolism of when and where", is based on the premise that cosmic dynamics are also sounds and music. Nkisi is particularly interested here in the phenomenon of orbs, their manifestations and rhythms, and how they affect beings.

Nkisi uses music and sound to reveal the phenomena of living things, especially cosmic vibrations.

“You don’t need to see to know it’s there,
We experience through sound,
Everything within everything,
Diffusion of energy,
Intentions, distortions,
And we are in touch with the unconscious...”

note: to listen with eyes open or closed…
⇢ Lifetime #23 | Orb, Nkisi