The M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation
Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Sidney Chen, Emily Eagen,Holly Nadal, Toby Newman and Peter Sciscioli
The M6 is a vocal ensemble dedicated to continuing the legacy of legendary composer/singer/director Meredith Monk. The members of the group were among 19 singers chosen from around the world to participate in a professional training workshop offered by Monk and the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall in January 2006, culminating in the Meredith Monk Young Artists Concert at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall.
In 2007 six of the participants reconvened to form The M6 out of the desire to continue learning Monk’s work through direct coachings with the composer herself, as well as with past and present members of her Vocal Ensemble. Since the majority of Monk’s work is created and taught in the oral tradition, the group is devoted to immersion in this process and believes it is vital in order to assure that her extraordinary work lives on.
Includes Dolmen Music, Tablet, Three Heavens and Hells, Basket Rondo (a work-in-progress), and selections from Monk’s American Archeology #1, ATLAS, Book of Days, Facing North, Quarry, Songs from the Hill and Volcano Songs.