Featuring the legendary creator and composer Meredith Monk, this RTV episode traces a series of 10 performances that Monk curated at Roulette from 2016–2017. All performances embodied Monk’s desire to dissolve genre boundaries and categories and highlight the freedom of imagination, authenticity, and liveliness of each artist’s practice.
Performance dates: 06/03/2017, 04/05/2017, 03/23/2017, 03/04/2017, 02/13/2017, 12/01/2016
Episode release date: 09/19/2019
A pioneer in “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance,” composer, singer, director/choreographer Meredith 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 there are no words.