On Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm, join Q2 Music for a live videocast of a 72nd birthday concert honoring the pioneering performer-composer Meredith Monk at (Le) Poisson Rouge. The concert features pianists Bruce Brubaker and Ursula Oppens performing excerpts from Monk's new album "Piano Songs" as well as recent transcriptions of earlier works.
A versatile performer, Monk is most readily known for her acrobatic, shamanistic exploration of the limits of the human voice – an exploration rooted in her early epiphany that the human voice could be like the human body, and twist, jump and assume all manner of shape and motion. In more recent years, Monk's attention has also turned to orchestral, chamber and instrumental writing, revealing yet another side to her organic, evolving creative journey.
2014-2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Meredith Monk's professional career with, among others, orchestral concerts at Carnegie Hall and her concert-length On Behalf of Nature at Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Urban March (Shadow)
Railroad (Travel Song)
Window in 7’s
Excerpt from Steppe Music
Excerpt from Stringsongs
St. Petersburg Waltz