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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. Accessed 30.10.06 from
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CHILDREN Film Directed by Meredith Monk. Camera by Phil Niblock. 1967 USA Edit
Juice: A Theater Cantata In 3 Installments Installation - 1969 USA Edit
BALLBEARING Film Directed by Meredith Monk; Camera by Meredith Monk and George Landow. 1969 USA Edit
VESSEL: AN OPERA EPIC Interdisciplinary Performance OBIE Award for Outstanding Production, 1972 PERFORMANCES: The House Gallery/Performing Garage/Wooster Parking Lot, NYC; Schaubühne Ensemble Production with 100 extras in Berlin, Germany, 1980 1971 USA Edit
MOUNTAIN Film Directed by Meredith Monk. Camera by Robin Lloyd. 1971 USA Edit
THE TRAVELOGUE SERIES: Interdisciplinary Performance PERFORMANCES: The Roundabout Theater, NYC; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; The Sigma Festival, Bordeaux, France; Oberlin College, Ohio; Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; St. Peters Church, NYC; Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Joyce Th 1972 USA Edit
Biography, Education of the Girlchild Interdisciplinary Performance WBAI, NYC, May 15, 1976) from Big Ego (Giorno Poetry Systems) 1973 England Edit
ANTHOLOGY AND SMALL SCROLL Interdisciplinary Performance PERFORMANCES: The Mickery Theater, Amsterdam; Goddard College, Vermont; Center of Theater Research, Milan, Italy; Teatro Rondo di Bacco, Florence, Italy 1974 USA Edit
Quarry Opera eBig Apple Studios. From the LP AIRWAVES, One Ten Records, 1977 1975 USA Edit
HUMBOLDTS CURRENT Film Directed by Meredith Monk, Camera by Meredith Monk, Edited by Meredith Monk and Tony Janetti. 1977 USA Edit
Biography Song Big Ego 1978 USA Edit
THE PLATEAU SERIES Interdisciplinary Performance PERFORMANCES: St. Marks Church, NYC; Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado; Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Mills College, Oakland, California; University of Ca 1978 USA Edit
RECENT RUINS Interdisciplinary Performance Villager Award for Outstanding Production of the Year 1979 PERFORMANCES: La Mama Annex, NYC; La Maison de la Culture de Nanterre, France; Center of Theater Research, Milan, Italy 1979 USA Edit
16 MILLIMETER EARRINGS Film Produced, directed and photographed by Robert Withers. Conceived and performed by Meredith Monk; originally performed in 1966. 1980 USA Edit
Ellis Island Video - 1981 USA Edit
SPECIMEN DAYS: A CIVIL WAR OPERA Interdisciplinary Performance PERFORMANCES: The Public Theater, NYC; Festival dAutomne, Paris, France; Theatre National, Strasbourg, France; Teatro Due, Parma, Italy 1981 USA Edit
MUSIC CONCERT WITH FILM Interdisciplinary Performance PERFORMANCES: The Space at City Center, NYC; Washington Hall Performance Gallery, Seattle, Washington; Western Washington University, Washington; Portland Center of the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon; San Francisco Symphony at the Galleria, San Francisco, 1981 USA Edit
PARIS Film Conceived and performed by Meredith Monk and Ping Chong. Produced and Directed by Mark Lowry and Kathryn Escher; made in cooperation with the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and KTCA-TV. Music by Meredith Monk. 1982 USA Edit
THE GAMES Interdisciplinary Performance COMMISSIONED BY: The Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, West Berlin, Germany PERFORMANCES: The Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; University of California, Berkeley, CA; Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. In collabora 1983 USA Edit
TURTLE DREAMS Interdisciplinary Performance Villager Award for Outstanding Composition 1983 PERFORMANCES: Plexus, NYC; Dance Umbrella, London, England; Theater Festival of the Americas, Montreal, Canada; La Mama Annex, NYC 1983 USA Edit
MERMAID ADVENTURES Film Directed by Meredith Monk. Camera by David Gearey. 1983 USA Edit
Book of Days feature-length film Festival of New Film and Video, Montreal 1988 USA Edit
FACING NORTH Interdisciplinary Performance PERFORMANCES: The House Loft, NYC; West Kortright Centre, East Meredith, New York; The Danspace Project, St. Marks Church, NYC; UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Laforet Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan; Black Box Theater, Oslo, Norway; Mythos Festival, Philadelphia, PA; Trin 1990 USA Edit
ATLAS: AN OPERA IN THREE PARTS Interdisciplinary Performance COMMISSIONED BY: The Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; The Wexner Center for the Performing Arts, Columbus, OH; The American Music Theater Festival, Philadelphia, PA; Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City PERFORMANC 1991 USA Edit
American Archeology #1: Roosevelt Island Installation - 1994 USA Edit
VOLCANO SONGS Interdisciplinary Performance COMMISSIONED BY: The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC; PS 122, NYC; Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, IA PERFORMANCES: The Walker Art Center; PS122; Hancher Auditorium; Portland Art Museum; Portland, OR; Theater Ber 1994 USA Edit
24 HOURS OF FACES: Part I and II Film Directed by Meredith Monk. Camera by Nick Blair. Edited at Mortys, New York City with Bruce Ashkinos. 1994 USA Edit
Archeology of an Artist Installation Vincent Astor Gallery, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York. 1996 USA Edit
A CELEBRATION SERVICE Interdisciplinary Performance PERFORMANCES: American Guild of Organists/Union Theological Seminary/James Memorial Chapel, NYC; Spoleto Festival; Charleston, SC; Walker Art Center/First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis, MN 1996 USA Edit
THE POLITICS OF QUIET Interdisciplinary Performance COMMISSIONED BY: The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC; Lied Center for the Performing Arts. Lincoln, NE; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Pittsburgh Dance Council and Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA PERFORMANCES: PS122, NYC; Byham The 1996 USA Edit
MAGIC FREQUENCIES Interdisciplinary Performance COMMISSIONED BY: The House Foundation for the Arts, NYC; DANCE 98/City of Munich, Cultural Department and Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel/Marstall PERFORMANCES: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Beckett, MA; Dance 98, Muffathalle, Munich, Germany, The Joyce Th 1998 USA Edit
SHRINES Installation Frederieke Taylor/TZ Art, New York. 1999 USA Edit
Mercy Interdisciplinary Performance - 2001 USA Edit
Eclipse Variations sound installation Whitney Museum of American Art 2002 Biennial, New York. 2002 USA Edit
Show People: Downtown Directors and the Play of Time Installation Exit Art/The First World, New York. 2002 USA Edit
Archeology of an Artist 2 Installation Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton Pennsylvania 2004 USA Edit
Vocal Gestures Installation Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York 2005 USA Edit
Impermanence Interdisciplinary Performance COMMISSIONED BY: The New York State Music Fund, a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Doris Duke Fund for Dance of the National Dance Project, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music; American Musi 2006 USA Edit