A Different Nature on 12/05/11
Meredith Monk's compositions and vocals have been an influential force for more than 40 years. Monk's multidisciplinary approach to her work brings rare depth to her art.
Musical America has named Monk 2012's Composer of the Year. They say that:
Meredith Monk has been a source of amazement in American new music for nearly half a century, and she has the accolades to prove it: a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, marathon retrospective concerts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, a prestigious record label (ECM), commissions from the San Francisco Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Kronos Quartet, and Houston Grand Opera. Her wide-ranging influence has reached pop, jazz, and the visual arts. Being a composer who is, in addition, a singer, keyboardist, dancer, choreographer, director, and film maker, the impetus for her music is often part of an all-embracing theatrical concept. It would be hard to locate another composer of her originality or spiritual depth in the Western classical tradition who has used her body to Monk's degree, to make music.
Ani and Lyn will be your hosts through this evening of vocal genius.