Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble performing Songs of Ascension at BAM. Photo: Stephanie Berger

SUPPORT MEREDITH MONK IN HER 50TH SEASON.

Your gift will help us secure Meredith's place in contemporary music history.


TO DONATE ONLINE:

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TO DONATE BY MAIL:

If you prefer to donate by check or money order, please make it out to "The House Foundation for the Arts, Inc." and mail it to:

Meredith Monk/The House Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
260 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

2014-15 WILL BE MEREDITH MONK'S 50TH SEASON.

Our goal in this auspicious year is to broaden public awareness of Meredith’s work and gain recognition for her important and pioneering role in contemporary music history.  We intend to secure Monk’s reputation as one of the major American composers of her time, recognition slow in coming, in part because she is a woman and in part because her original and interdisciplinary career offers few familiar precedents.   The House Foundation has undertaken a strategic plan to reach this goal in the next two years, including these steps:

  • National Marketing Campaign -- National TV and radio, local media in New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Los Angeles.   Print initiative for major critics to assess Meredith’s whole career to date.  Strong internet presence and social media campaign.
  • Landmark Performances -- A commissioned engagement of On Behalf of Nature at BAM will launch Monk’s 50th season in early December, 2014.   The season will conclude with the final performance of On Behalf of Nature at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in late March, 2015.
  • Monk will be the Debs Composer Chair at Carnegie Hall all year in 2104-2105.  Her Residency will include performance events by Monk and others, including concerts of her work by the St. Louis Symphony and a revival of Night by the American Composers Orchestra.
  • Lineage Project – We’re launching a five-year initiative to complete existing scores, recordings and films, assess, archive and preserve material objects, train a new generation of artists, and digitize analog recordings, films and videos.

Image taken from footage of Songs of Ascension, performed in 2008.