For the album AM ANFANG Marc Sinan, together with the Djiguiya Orchestra Bamako, the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and the Marc Sinan Company, interrogates religious creation myths from West Africa and Europe as well as scientific narratives about the origin of the world.
While we are aware of the simultaneity of different perspectives on our existence, we all too often settle into our own world with our own unique perspective. AM ANFANG reflects these contradictory experiences and descriptions of the world and brings them together in a unique combination of traditional and religious music from Mali with contemporary European music.
The project AM ANFANG is meant to illustrate that our knowledge always enables us only apparent certainties, with the help of which we distinguish ourselves from the “others”. But in fact, every certainty is just another proof of the limitations of all human perception and insight. We are one in recognizing that any view of the world depicts only a singular fragment of reality. That which is real is greater.