Meredith Monk

CHRONOLOGY

2013

On Behalf of Nature; 8 Performers, commissioned by The House Foundation for the Arts, performances UCLA, University of Maryland, Edinburgh International Festival (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

2012

Realm Variations; Commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony (Compositions)

Wedding March; Commissioned by the Solaris Vocal Ensemble (Compositions)

Monk Mix: Remixes and Interpretations; (Recordings)

2011

Girlchild Diary; Presented by Dance Theater Workshop (Films)

Songs of Ascension; (Recordings)

2010

Weave for Two Voices, Chamber Orchestra and Chorus; Commissioned by Grand Center Inc and the Los Angeles Master Chorale (Compositions)

Education of the Girlchild Revisited; 4 performers, commissioned by The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC, performances Atelier de Paris, La Cartoucherie, Paris, France; Marseille Objectif Danse, Marseille, France (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

2009

Ascension Variations; 130 Performers, commissioned by The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC, performances Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, rotunda (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

2008

Songs of Ascension; 8 Voices, String Quartet, Woodwinds, Percussion, Shrutis, Chorus (Compositions)

Songs of Ascension; 12 Performers, commissioned by The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC; Stanford Lively Arts by Van and Eddie Van Auken (world premiere); Transatlantic Arts Consortium (a partnership between the California Institute of the Arts, Dartington Plus and Idyllwild Arts); the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis Minnesota; the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Argosy Foundation Fund for Contemporary Music; the ASCAP Foundation and the Harness Foundation for Dance, performances Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, CA; Ann Hamilton's Tower, Geysersville, CA; REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana-Champaign, IL; BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, NY 2009 (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

2007

Basket Rondo; Commissioned by the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, 6 voices (Compositions)

Three Heavens and Hells; (Choral Version), Commissioned by the Young People's Chorus of New York City, 44 voices (Compositions)

2006

impermanence (part 2); 8 Voices, Piano, Keyboard, Marimba, Vibraphone, Percussion, Violin, Winds, Bicycle Wheel (Compositions)

impermanence; 8 performers, commissioned by The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC; Doris Duke Fund for Dance of the National Dance Project, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts; Brooklyn Academy of Music; American Music Center's Live Music for Dance Program; and Arts International's Artist Exploration Fund, performances Galvin Playhouse, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; San Francisco Performances at The Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA; Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Burghof, Stimmen Festival, Lorrach, Germany; Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia; Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

2005

Night; Chamber Orchestra, 8 Voices (Compositions)

Vocal Gestures; Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York. (Installations / Exhibits)

2004

Stringsongs; commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, Cliff Light, Tendrils, Obsidian Chorale, Phantom Strings (Compositions)

impermanence (part 1); 8 Voices, Piano, Keyboard, Marimba, Vibraphone, Percussion, Violin, Winds, Bicycle Wheel (Compositions)

The impermanence Project; 8 performers, commissioned by The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC; Rosetta Life, UK, performances Riverside Studios, London, UK (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

Archeology of an Artist 2; Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton Pennsylvania (Installations / Exhibits)

2003

Possible Sky; first symphonic work commissioned by Michael Tilson Thomas for the New World Symphony (Compositions)

Last Song; solo voice and piano; words by James Hillman (Compositions)

2002

Basket Rondo; (in progress), commissioned by the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Compositions)

Eclipse Variations; (sound installation), The Whitney Museum of American Art 2002 Biennial, New York. (Installations / Exhibits)

Show People: Downtown Directors and the Play of Time; Exit Art/The First World, New York.

2001

mercy; 7 Voices, 2 Keyboards, Percussion, Violin, Winds (Recordings)

Refractive Voices; Collaboration with David Behrman, Voice, Electronics, Viola (Compositions)

Ancestor Shout; Collaboration with David Behrman, Piano - 4 hands, 2 Voices, Electronics, Tape (Compositions)

Little Breath Motor; Collaboration with David Behrman, Voice, Electronics (Compositions)

Boys 1; Boys 2; Boys 3; 4 Voices, Overdubbed Tape Piece composed for a reading of Rick Moody's BOYS on WNYC (Compositions)

mercy; 8 Performers, commissioned by The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC; The American Dance Festival through the Doris Duke Awards for New Work; The Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University, performances The American Dance Festival, Durham, NC; The Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut; Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, California; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Miami Light Project, Miami, Florida; Performing Arts Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, New York; Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana-Champaign, IL (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

2000

Micki Suite; 4 voices (Compositions)

Eclipse Variations; 4 Voices, Esraj, Sampler (Compositions)

1999

Clarinet Study #1, solo clarinet (Compositions)

Cello Study #1, solo cello and voice (Compositions)

Trumpet Study #1, solo trumpet (Compositions)

Shrines; Frederieke Taylor/TZ Art, New York (Installations / Exhibits)

Art Performs Life: Merce Cunningham/ Meredith Monk/ Billt T. Jones; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (Installations / Exhibits)

1998

Magic Frequencies, 6 Voices, Percussion, 2 Keyboards, Theremin, Violin (Compositions)

Magic Frequencies; 8 Performers, commissioned by The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC; DANCE 98/City of Munich, Cultural Department and Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel/Marstall, performances Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Beckett, MA; Dance 98, Muffathalle, Munich, Germany, The Joyce Theater, New York, NY; Lafayette College, Easton, PA; Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA; Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; Krannert Center, Urbana, IL; Wisconsin Union Theater, Madison, WI; Power Center, Ann Arbor, MI; Agnes Scott Theater, Decatur, GA; Carver Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX; Chamizal Theater, El Paso, TX; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Alex Theater, Glendale, CA; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Trafo, Budapest, Hungary; The Archa Theater, Prague, Czech Republic (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

Art Performs Life: Merce Cunningham/Meredith Monk/Bill T. Jones; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Installations / Exhibits)

1997

Steppe Music; Solo Piano (Compositions)

1996

The Politics of Quiet; 10 Voices, 2 Keyboards, French Horn, Violin, Bowed Psaltry (Compositions)

The Politics of Quiet: a music theater oratorio; 12 Performers, commissioned by The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC; Lied Center for the Performing Arts. Lincoln, NE; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Pittsburgh Dance Council and Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA performances PS122, NYC; Byham Theater, Pittsburgh, PA; Musikteatret Albertslund, Copenhagen, Denmark; Festival D'Avignon, Avignon, France; Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE; The Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY; Encontros Acarte Festival, Lisbon, Portugal; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

A Celebration Service; 13 Performers, performances American Guild of Organists/Union Theological Seminary/James Memorial Chapel, NYC; Spoleto Festival; Charleston, SC; Walker Art Center/First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis, MN; Danspace Project, New York, NY (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

Archeology of an Artist, Vincent Astor Gallery, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York. (Installations / Exhibits)

1995

Nightfall; 16 voices (Compositions)

Denkai and Krikiki Chants; 4 voices (Compositions)

1994

American Archeology #1: Roosevelt Island; 9 Voices, Organ, Bass, Medieval Drum, Shawm (Compositions)

Volcano Songs (Solo); Solo Voice, Voice with Taped Voices and Piano (Compositions)

St. Petersburg Waltz; Solo Piano Version (Compositions)

Volcano Songs; commissioned by The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC; PS 122, NYC; Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, IA performances The Walker Art Center; PS122; Hancher Auditorium; Portland Art Museum; Portland, OR; Theater Bernardines, Marseille, France; International Summer Theater Festival, Hamburg, Germany; Columbia College, Chicago, IL; Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong, China; Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA; Festival d'automne, Paris, France; Saitama Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

American Archeology # 1; for seventy performers, performed at two sites in New York: Roosevelt Island Lighthouse Park, and Renwick Ruin. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

24 Hours of Faces (part 1 and 2); Color, Silent, 3/4” and 1/2” videotape. Directed by Meredith Monk. Camera by Nick Blair. Edited at Morty's, New York City with Bruce Ashkinos. Part I was used in the Shrine Installation of VOLCANO SONGS and ran as a continuous loop. Part II was used in the live performance (Films)

1993

Custom Made

  1. STEPPE MUSIC (EXCERPT), Solo Piano (Compositions)
  2. VOLCANO SONGS (DUET), 2 Voices (Compositions)
  3. ST. PETERSBURG WALTZ, Solo Piano, 2 Voices (Compositions)
  4. NEW YORK REQUIEM, Solo Voice, Piano (Compositions)

Street Corner Pierrot; music by Donald Ashwander. West Kortright Centre, East Meredith, New York. (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

Evanescence; in collaboration with Lanny Harrison. Music by Donald Ashwander. West Kortright Centre, East Meredith, New York. (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

1992

Three Heavens and Hells; 4 voices (Compositions)

Atlas: An Opera in Three Parts; released on ECM New Series, CD, 437 439-2. ( Recordings)

1991

ATLAS: An Opera in Three Parts; 18 Voices, 2 Keyboards, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Sheng, Bamboo Sax, 2 Violins, Viola, 2 Cellos, French Horn, Percussion, Shawm (Compositions)

ATLAS: an opera in three parts; 29 Performers, commissioned by The Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; The Wexner Center for the Performing Arts, Columbus, OH; The American Music Theater Festival, Philadelphia, PA; Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, performances The Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX; The Wexner Center for the Performing Arts; American Music Theater Festival, Hebbel Theater, Berlin, Germany; Odeon Theater, Paris, France; Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

1990

Book of Days (ECM Records); 12 Voices, Synthesizer, Cello, Bagpipe, Hurdy Gurdy, Piano, Hammered Dulcimer (Recordings)

Phantom Waltz; 2 Pianos (Compositions)

Facing North; 2 Voices, Tape Developed in collaboration with Robert Een ( Recordings)

Facing North; 2 Performers, performances The House Loft, NYC; West Kortright Centre, East Meredith, New York; The Danspace Project, St. Mark's Church, NYC; UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Laforet Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan; Black Box Theater, Oslo, Norway; Mythos Festival, Philadelphia, PA; Trinity College, Hartford, CT; Festival d'Automne, Paris, France; District Curators, Washington, DC; Carl Orff Saal, Munich, Germany; Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany; Kurhaus, Hall in Tirol, Austria; Wisconsin Union Theater, Madison, WI; Kaufman Auditorium, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI; The Clark Theater at Lincoln Center, NYC; Théâtre de Vevey, Vevey, Switzerland; Novell Hall, Taipei, Taiwan (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

1989

Book of Days (film score); 10 Voices, Cello, Shawm, Synthesizer, Hammered Dulcimer, Bagpipe, Hurdy Gurdy (Recordings)

Fayum Music; Voice, Hammered Dulcimer, Double Ocarina (Compositions)

Light Songs; Solo Voice (Compositions)

Raven; Solo Piano (Compositions)

Book of Days; black-and-white and color, sound (stereo/Dolby), 35mm, 74 minutes. Director of photography: Jerry Pantzer. Costumes and art direction: Yoshio Yabara. First 35mm screening at New York Film Festival, New York. Reedited for television: video, 55 minutes: in association with Alive From Off Center, New York. (Films)

1988

Cat Song; Solo Voice (Compositions)

Parlour Games; 2 Pianos (Compositions)

Processional; Solo Piano, Voice (Compositions)

Book of Days; Black and White and Color, Sound (Stereo/Dolby), 74:21 Minutes (35mm-1:33/video), 1" 3/4" and 1/2"videotape. 55:36 minutes (Video/Television version), 1" 3/4" and 1/2" videotape. Directed by Meredith Monk. Director of Photography Jerry Pantzer; Art Direction and Costume Design by Yoshio Yabara; Music by Meredith Monk; Edited by Girish Bhargava. BOOK OF DAYS is a production of Tatge/Lasseur Productions, Inc., The House Foundation for the Arts, Inc., La Sept, in Association with Alive From Off Center. BOOK OF DAYS is a film about time, drawing parallels between the Middle Ages, a time of war, plague and fear of the Apocalypse, with our modern times of racial and religious conflict, AIDS, and the fear of nuclear annihilation (Films)

1987

Duet Behavior; 2 voices (Compositions)

The Ringing Place; 9 voices (Compositions)

Do You Be (ECM Records); 10 Voices, 2 Pianos, Synthesizer, Violin, Bagpipes (Recordings)

The Ringing Place; 12 Performers, performances Work-In-Progress presented at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn, NY (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

1986

Scared Song; Solo Voice, Synthesizer and Piano (Compositions)

I Don't Know; Solo Voice and Piano (Compositions)

Double Fiesta; Solo Voice, 2 Pianos (Compositions)

String; Unaccompanied Solo Voice (Compositions)

Window in 7's (for Nurit) ; Solo Piano (Compositions)

Acts From Under and Above Ellis Island; 2 Pianos (Compositions)

Acts from Under and Above; in collaboration with Lanny Harrison; for three performers. La Mama Annex, New York. (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

1985

Book of Days; 25 Voices, Synthesizer, Piano (Compositions)

Book of Days; (Chamber Version), 7 Voices, Synthesizer (Compositions)

Window Song; Composed for Ping Chong's Nosferatu (Compositions)

Road Songs; Composed for David Byrne's True Stories (Compositions)

1984

Panda Chant I; 4 voices (Compositions)

Panda Chant II; 8 voices (Compositions)

Graduation Song; 16 voices (Compositions)

City Songs; 2 voices and 2 keyboards (Compositions)

Turtle Dreams (Cabaret); for seven performers. Plexus, New York. (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

The Games; in collaboration with Ping Chong; for sixteen performers. Commissioned by the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, West Berlin. Costumes and scenery by Yoshio Yabara. Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, West Berlin. (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

Mermaid Adventures; color, silent, 10 minutes, 16mm. Projected during Turtle Dreams (Cabaret). (Films)

Turtle Dreams (Waltz); color, sound, 1 3/4 ñ and O in. video, 27 minutes. Directed by Ping Chong; performed by Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble; coproduced by WGBH-Boston. (Films)

1983

Tokyo Cha-Cha; 6 Voices, 2 Electric Organs (Compositions)

Engine Steps; Tape Collage (Compositions)

2 Men Walking; 3 Voices, Electric Organs (Compositions)

The Games; 16 Voices, Synthesizer, Keyboards Flemish Bagpipes, Bagpipes, Chinese Horn and Rauschpfeife (Compositions)

The Games; In collaboration with Ping Chong 16 Performers, commissioned by The Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, West Berlin, Germany, performances The Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; University of California, Berkeley, CA; Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

Turtle Dreams; 7 performers, Villager Award for Outstanding Composition 1983, performances Plexus, NYC; Dance Umbrella, London, England; Theater Festival of the Americas, Montreal, Canada; La Mama Annex, NYC (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

Turtle Dreams (Waltz) ;Color, Sound, 27 Minutes, 1", 3/4" and 1/2" videotape. Conceived by Meredith Monk. Performed by Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble. Directed by Ping Chong. Music by Meredith Monk. Co-Produced by WGBH-Boston. TURTLE DREAMS (WALTZ) is a music piece with movement for 4 voices and 2 organs. The piece was first performed in 1981, and received the Grand Prize - Performance Video at the first Festival of Video Culture/Canada in Toronto, 1983 (Films)

Mermaid Adventures; Color, Silent, 10 Minutes, 16mm. Directed by Meredith Monk. Camera by David Gearey. This film was projected in the Pre-set section of the stage production TURTLE DREAMS (Cabaret). (Films)

1982

View No.1; Piano, Synthesizer, Voice, Composed for Ping Chong's AM/PM (Compositions)

View No.2; Solo Voice, Synthesizer (Compositions)

Paris; Color, Sound, 26 Minutes, 1", 3/4" and 1/2" videotape. Conceived and performed by Meredith Monk and Ping Chong. Produced and Directed by Mark Lowry and Kathryn Escher; made in cooperation with the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and KTCA-TV. Music by Meredith Monk. PARIS was first performed in 1972, the first part of THE TRAVELOGUE SERIES, a musical theater piece on journeys imaginary and real, to places with a unique and formative role in history and our consciousness. PARIS is an evocation of place; the ambiance, inhabitants, and mood of a location. KTCA-TV received the Corporation for Public Broadcasting First Place for Performance Programming for PARIS. The video received an Honorable Mention in the 26th Annual American Film Festival sponsored by the Educational Film Library Association, and was also selected for screening at the International Public Television conference in Belgium (Films)

1981

Specimen Days; 14 Voices, Piano, 2 electric Organs (Compositions)

Specimen Days: a civil war opera; 15 Performers, performances The Public Theater, NYC; Festival d'Automne, Paris, France; Theatre National, Strasbourg, France; Teatro Due, Parma, Italy (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

Music Concert with Film; 8 Performers, performances The Space at City Center, NYC; Washington Hall Performance Gallery, Seattle, Washington; Western Washington University, Washington; Portland Center of the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon; San Francisco Symphony at the Galleria, San Francisco, CA; University of California, San Diego, CA; Musikhochschule, Cologne, Germany; Almeida Festival, Jerusalem, Israel; Duke University, Durham, NC; Northeastern University, Boston (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

Ellis Island; Black and White and Color, Sound, 28 Minutes, 35mm, 1", 3/4" and 1/2" videotape. Directed by Meredith Monk, Produced and Co-directed by Bob Rosen, Camera by Jerry Pantzer. Music by Meredith Monk. A film about the experience of immigrants entering America at the turn of the century, ELLIS ISLAND was awarded the CINE Golden Eagle, special Jury Prize from the Atlanta and San Francisco Film and Video Festivals (Films)

Silver Lake with Dolmen Music, "Soundings" Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York (Installations / Exhibits)

1980

Dolmen Music (ECM Records); 6 Voices, Piano, Violin, Cello, Percussion (Recordings)

Turtle Dream (Waltz): 4 Voices, 2 Electric Organs (Compositions)

Vessel:an opera epic (Berlin version, revival); for eighty performers. In West Berlin at three locations: S.O. 36, Schaubühne Hallesches Tor, and Anhalter Bahnhof. (Opera / Music Theater / Site Specific Work)

16 Millimeter Earrings; Color, Sound, 25 Minutes, 16mm. Produced, directed and photographed by Robert Withers. Conceived and performed by Meredith Monk; originally performed in 1966. The film received a Merit Award at The Dance Film Festival in New York City, 1980 (Films)

1979

Dolmen Music; 6 Voices, Cello, Percussion (Compositions)

Songs from the Hill/Tablet (Wergo Records); 4 Voices, Piano Four hands, 2 soprano recorders (Compositions / Recordings)

Recent Ruins; 14 Voices, Tape, Cello. (Compositions / Recordings)

Recent Ruins; 14 Performers, Villager Award for Outstanding Production of the Year 1979, performances La Mama Annex, NYC; La Maison de la Culture de Nanterre, France; Center of Theater Research, Milan, Italy (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Ellis Island;Black and White, Silent, 7 Minutes, 16mm. Directed by Meredith Monk, Associate Director Bob Rosen, Camera by Jerry Pantzer. Designed to be screened during a performance of RECENT RUINS, the film features members of The House Company, and was filmed on location on Ellis Island. (Films / Videos)

1978

Biography on Big Ego; solo voice and piano; released on Giorno Poetry Systems Records, GPS 0112-013 (Compositions / Recordings)

The Plateau Series; 8 Performers, performances St. Mark's Church, NYC; Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado; Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Mills College, Oakland, California; University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Cafe Voltaire, Toronto, Canada; Israel Festival, Jerusalem (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Quarry; Color, Sound, 86 Minutes, 16mm. Produced by Amram Nowak Associates. A documentary record of the opera, performed by The House Company (Films / Videos)

1977

The Plateau Series; 5 Voices, Tape (Compositions / Recordings)

Humboldt's Current; Black and White, Silent, 5 Minutes, S-8 and 16mm. Directed by Meredith Monk, Camera by Meredith Monk, Edited by Meredith Monk and Tony Janetti. A 1910 home movie of Humboldt and his wife on the beach in Asbury Park. Shown in the Obie Award winning piece of the same title by Ping Chong. (Films / Videos)

1976

Quarry: an opera; 38 Voices, 2 Pump Organs, 2 Soprano Recorders, Tape (Compositions / Recordings)

Venice/Milan; 15 Voices, Piano Four-Hands (Compositions / Recordings)

Songs from the Hill; Unaccompanied Solo Voice (Compositions / Recordings)

Tablet; 4 Voices, Piano Four-Hands, 2 Soprano Recorders (Compositions / Recordings)

Quarry: 40 Performers, OBIE Award for Outstanding Achievement 1976, performances La Mama Annex, NYC; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; International Music Theater Festival, Florence, Italy; The Venice Biennale, Italy; The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; The Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

The Travelogue Series: Paris/Venice-Milan/Chacon; In collaboration with Ping Chong 30 Performers, performances The Roundabout Theater, NYC; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; The Sigma Festival, Bordeaux, France; Oberlin College, Ohio; Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; St. Peter's Church, NYC; Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Joyce Theater, NY (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

1975

Small Scroll; solo voice, piano, soprano recorder. (Compositions / Recordings)

Anthology and Small Scroll; Solo Voice, Piano, Soprano Recorder (Compositions / Recordings)

Anthology and Small Scroll; for nine performers. St. Mark's Church, New York. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Quarry; Black and White, Silent, 5.3 Minutes, 16mm. Directed by Meredith Monk, Camera and Editing by David Gearey. This film was designed to be projected in the performing space during presentation of Meredith Monk's opera QUARRY, which won an Obie Award in 1976 (Films / Videos)

Chacon; in collaboration with Ping Chong: for twenty-five performers. Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

1974

Our Lady of Late (Minona Records); Solo Voice, Wine Glass, Percussion (Compositions / Recordings)

Chacon; 25 Voices, Piano, Percussion (Compositions / Recordings)

Anthology and Small Scroll; 9 performers, performances The Mickery Theater, Amsterdam; Goddard College, Vermont; Center of Theater Research, Milan, Italy; Teatro Rondo di Bacco, Florence, Italy (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

1973

Education of the Girlchild; an opera (Part II); 6 Voices, Electric Organ, Piano (Compositions / Recordings)

Biography; solo voice, piano. (Compositions / Recordings)

Paris; solo piano (Compositions / Recordings)

Our Lady of Late; Solo Voice and Wine Glass (Compositions / Recordings)

Education of the Girlchild; an opera (Part 1); 13 Performers, First Prize in Musical Theater, The Venice Biennale 1975, performances Common Ground Theater, NYC; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, NYC; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; Festival d'Automne, Paris, France; Teatro Stabile, Torino, Italy; International Theater Festival, Japan; The Joyce Theater, New York (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

1971

Vessel: an opera epic; 75 Performers, OBIE Award for Outstanding Production, 1972, performances The House Gallery/Performing Garage/Wooster Parking Lot, NYC; Schaubühne Ensemble Production with 100 extras in Berlin, Germany, 1980 (Compositions / Recordings)

Plainsong for Bill's Bojo; Electric Organ (Compositions / Recordings)

Mountain; Color, Silent, 10 Minutes, 16mm. Directed by Meredith Monk. Camera by Robin Lloyd. (Films / Videos)

Vessel: an opera epic; for seventy-five performers. In New York at three sites: The House Loft, The Performing Garage, and Wooster Parking Lot. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

1970

Key: An Album of Invisible Theater (Increase Records); Solo Voice and Electric Organ, Vocal Quartet, Percussion, Jew's Harp (Compositions / Recordings)

Needle-Brain Lloyd and the Systems Kid: a live movie; 150 Voices, Electric Organ, Guitar, Flute (Compositions / Recordings)

A Raw Recital; music for voice and electric organ; Solo Voice and Electric Organ; Vocal Duets and Electric Organ (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Needle-Brain Lloyd and the Systems Kid: a live movie; for one hundred fifty performers. American Dance Festival, in four sites at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Tour 4: Organ; for sixty performers. Douglas College, New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Tour 5: Glass; for fifty performers. Nazareth College, Rochester, New York. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Tour 6: Gym; for twelve performers. Auburn Community College, Auburn, New York, Buffalo. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Tour 7: Factory; for fifteen performers. State University of New York, Buffalo. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

1969

Juice: a theatre cantata in 3 installments; 85 Performers, performances The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC; Minor Latham Playhouse, NYC, The House Loft, NYC (Compositions / Recordings)

Juice: a theatre cantata in 3 installments; for eighty-five performers. In New York at three sites: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: The Minor Latham Playhouse, Barnard College, and The House Loft. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Tour: Dedicated to Dinosaurs; for sixty-five performers. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Tour 2: Barbershop; for sixty-five performers. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Tour 3 Lounge; for fifty performers. Alfred University, Alfred, New York. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

1968

Blueprint (3); for three performers. Colby College, Waterville, Maine (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Blueprint (4); for two performers. The House Loft, New York (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Blueprint (5); for eight performers. The House Loft and Julius Tobias Studio, New York (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Co-op; for thirty performers. Loeb Student Center, New York (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)>/p>

Ballbearing; Color, Silent, 6.5 and 13 minutes, 16mm. Directed by Meredith Monk; Camera by Meredith Monk and George Landow. This film was designed as an installation piece, to play continuously forward and backward for an unrestricted time period (Films / Videos)

1967

Candy Bullets and Moon; collaboration with Don Preston. Voice, electric organ, electric bass, drums; released on Better an Old Demon Than a New God (1984), Giorno Poetry Systems records, GPS 033 (Compositions / Recordings)

Blueprint: Overload/Blueprint (2); Solo Voice with Echoplex and Tape (Compositions / Recordings)

Dying Swan with Sunglasses; Solo Voice with Echoplex and Tape (Compositions / Recordings)

Blueprint; for twelve performers. Group 212, Woodstock, New York (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Overload; for five performers. Expo '67, Montreal (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Overload/Blueprint 2; for five performers. In two parts; Part I: installation Judson Gallery; Part II: performance Judson Memorial Church (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Children; Black and White, Silent, 9 Minutes, 16mm. Directed by Meredith Monk. Camera by Phil Niblock (Films / Videos)

1966

16 Millimeter Earrings; Voice, Guitar, Tapes (Compositions / Recordings)

Music: original tape collage; The Gate Theater, New York (Compositions / Recordings)

16 Millimeter Earrings; solo incorporating film and original music, Meredith Monk voice and guitar, tapes. Judson Memorial Church, New York (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

16 Millimeter Earrings; Black and White and Color, Silent, 7 minutes, 16mm. Directed by Meredith Monk. Camera by Kenneth Van Sickle (Films / Videos)

1965

The Beach; solo. Hardware Poets Playhouse, New York.(Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Cartoon; for seven performers. Judson Memorial Church, New York.(Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Reléche; in collaboration with Dick Higgins; for six performers.(Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Music: Eric Satie. Judson Hall, New York. (Compositions / Recordings)

Blackboard; solo. Judson Hall, New York.(Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Radar; for two performers. Judson Hall, New York.(Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

1964

Timestop; for five performers. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York.(Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Diploid; for two performers. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, New York.(Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Arm's Length; for six performers. Music: original sound collage. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York.(Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Cowell Suite; solo. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. (Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

Break; solo, original tape collage. Washington Square Galleries, New York.(Opera / Musical Theater / Site Specific Works)

1963

Troubadour Songs; for three performers. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. (Compositions / Recordings)

Vibrato; for four performers. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. (Compositions / Recordings)

Resonance; solo. Music: Meredith Monk solo voice. Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut. (Compositions / Recordings)

1962

And Sarah Knew; Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. (Compositions / Recordings)

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