Dancing Voice / Singing BodyHighlightsIn-Person
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In partnership with Carnegie Hall
Meredith Monk will lead a master class on her visionary technique and artistic process. Beginning with breathing techniques, participants will then work with the voice and body as multifaceted instruments for exploring range, timbre, gesture, resonance, character, landscape and rhythm. The goal is to find a balance between structure and spontaneity and to build the “feel” of an ensemble. She will also discuss her astonishing career and artistic trajectory over the last five decades, explaining how she weaves together music, image, movement, light and object in order to discover new modes of perception.
Meredith Monk, composer
Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films, and installations. Considered one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, she is a pioneer of what are now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance.” Over the last six decades, Monk has received numerous awards and honors, most recently the 2017 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and a 2015 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama. In conjunction with her 50th season of performing and creating work, she held the 2014-15 Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall. Celebrated internationally, her work has been presented at major venues throughout the world.
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