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 Post subject: Meredith Monk
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2001 9:11 pm 
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Image <P>Meredith Monk collaborates with visual artist Ann Hamilton:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Keeping Two Talents in Balance</B><P>APOLLINAIRE SCHERR, NY Times<P>EAST MEREDITH, N.Y.<BR>THE first time the installation artist Ann Hamilton heard Meredith Monk, it was 1981 and Ms. Hamilton was just out of college. "It was an incredibly modest affair — just Meredith and her voice," she recalled. "But I actually said to myself, `If I can ever make work that feels like this sounds' — you felt your own volume in what you were hearing; it made you sit up, expectant — `I'd be very happy.' "<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/15/arts/dance/15SCHE.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Meredith Monk
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2002 8:37 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Sisters of Mercy <BR>Meredith Monk on art and war . . . and the healing power of performance<P>Sara Wolf, LA Weekly<P>PERCHED ATOP THE NARROW LEDGE OF A MANHATTAN HOTEL-BALLROOM STAGE LAST month, a full head and a half shorter than the rest of her vocal ensemble, Meredith Monk surged and swayed, her whole body -- her entire being -- enveloped within the mesmerizing incantation she was coaxing from the crowd.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.laweekly.com/ink/02/12/cover-wolf.shtml target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Meredith Monk
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2002 12:25 pm 
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Well, she's done it again! Monk continues to amaze me year after year..she's always pushing in such different directions! Monk is such an inspiration especially in regard to the shift of ideas, the ever evolving push that allows an artist to move forward and take steps toward the unfamiliar and unexplored. She constantly serves as reminder to us all that we must not be afraid of change...which is, quite possibly, the hardest thing for any of us to accept (either in life or art or both..).


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 Post subject: Re: Meredith Monk
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2002 4:40 am 
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Anne Midgette in The New York Times:

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<B>Few Words in a Poetry of Sound</B>
..."Mercy," which was first performed in 2001, has been recorded for ECM and came to the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday night. A collaboration between Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton, it is a multimedia, richly allusive meditation on the nature of seeing, hearing, perceiving and making art. I would avoid the cliché of saying that Ms. Monk and Ms. Hamilton "push the envelope" in their work, except that "Mercy" showed such pushing, as the artists poked and prodded at the conventional limits of what their respective arts are generally supposed to be.
<A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/05/arts/music/05MERC.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More...</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Meredith Monk
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 6:25 pm 
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Deborah Jowitt in the Village Voice:

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Meredith Monk has been making innovative music-dance-theater pieces for over 30 years now. Like most of them, her 2001 Mercy, which received its first New York performance at the BAM Harvey, is built of small, discrete fragments.
<a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0250/jowitt.php target=_blank>More</a>, in the second item of the linked article.


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A Performance Art Pioneer, With Friends
by BERNARD HOLLAND for the New York Times

Ms. Monk is in the midst of a series of celebrations, the latest a four-hour concert at Zankel Hall on Sunday. There were visits by singers like Bjork and the Roches, and by John Zorn, who played the saxophone to the accompaniment of a roaming bass drum. We heard and saw the pianists Ursula Oppens and Bruce Brubaker, a spiffy collage of old film and musical fragments from D. J. Spooky and instrumental and vocal groups like the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Alarm Will Sound, the Pacific Mozart Ensemble and Ms.

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 Post subject: Impermanence
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:49 am 
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A Sad but Loving Look at the Brevity of Life
by JOHN ROCKWELL for the New York Times
published: November 3, 2006

Her new “Impermanence,” seen at the BAM Harvey Theater Wednesday night, is billed as having been “conceived, directed and composed” by her, but pointedly not choreographed. Yet movement certainly plays a vital role.
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Vanishing Acts
by DEBORAH JOWITT for the Village Voice
published: November 8, 2006

Meredith Monk's wondrous new music-theater work Impermanence was inspired by the death of Mieke van Hoek, her companion of 22 years, and by ideas sparked in a workshop Monk taught for hospice workers and patients. The piece's two acts, like many of her works, are formed of discrete events. They retain their original identities but together create a whole vision.
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From Marcia Siegel in the Boston Phoenix:
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Ascending elegies - Meredith Monk at the Guggenheim in New York City
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Meredith Monk's work over the years has been unusually organic. The dancers have developed vocal skills, the singers can move. They all, even the instrumentalists, share a performing style of detached diligence and purity that allows their music and actions to carry information we all share, about experience and memory, work, love, nature. New elements gradually get absorbed and adapted to Monk's next film or recital or spectacle.

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