• Composer, singer, director, choreographer, and filmmaker whose six-decade body of work seamlessly integrates music, movement, and visuals in deeply poignant performances.
• Celebrated for pioneering an entire genre of musical expression through the human voice
• Has created more than 100 works in genres ranging from solo and ensemble vocal pieces to opera, orchestra, chamber music, and film
• Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony, Kronos Quartet, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Master Chorale.Recipient of three Obie Awards, a MacArthur Fellowship, Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, the John Cage Award, and the 2015 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama.
Works by Meredith Monk include:
Weave (2010) for chorus and orchestra
Panda Chant II (1984) for chorus a cappella
Stringsongs (2005) for string quartet
Three Heavens and Hells (1992) for four voices
"When the time comes, perhaps a hundred years from now, to tally up achievements in the performing arts during the last third of the 20th century, one name that seems sure to loom large is that of Meredith Monk. In originality, in scope, in depth, there are few to rival her." — The Washington Post