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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: November 20, 1943

Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director/choreographer and creator of new opera, music theater works, films and installations. A pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance,” Monk creates works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in an effort to discover and weave together new modes of perception. Her groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument, as an eloquent language in and of itself, expands the boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies, and memories for which we have no words. She has alternately been proclaimed as a “magician of the voice” and “one of America's coolest composers.” During a career that spans more than 40 years she has been acclaimed by audiences and critics as a major creative force in the performing arts....
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Featured recording “Piano Songs”

Piano Songs

ECM Records
2014
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    Piano Songs

    ECM Records
    2014
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    impermanence

    ECM Records
    2008
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    Mercy

    ECM Records
    2008
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    Key

    ECM Records
    1995
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    Dolmen Music

    ECM Records
    1981
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