Meredith Monk, a composer, singer, director/choreographer, creator of new opera, music-theater works, films and installations, and a pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique”, speaks about her process and artistic trajectory over the last five decades. Beginning with her visionary exploration of the human voice and her concurrent creation of multifaceted music-theater works and films, Monk explains how she weaves together music, image, movement, light and object in order to discover new modes of perception. Throughout her talk she offers live performances and video clips to provide a thoroughly immersive and informative experience, which culminates in an informal Q & A with the audience.
Monk’s lecture can be offered with or without a moderator. Bonnie Marranca, Publisher and Editor of the Obie Award-winning PAJ Publications and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, has frequently accompanied Monk to lead an interview format version covering similar content.
This piece is part of Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble’s current repertory. For North American bookings, contact: Rena Shagan Associates.