Happy Birthday Meredith Monk!

Meredith Monk turns 74 today. An early birthday present came from ECM Records on November 4th: a recording of Monk’s On Behalf of Nature project. We do not have the benefit of language: the “text” consists of songs, chants, and syllabification in unknown tongues. And there is no narrative per se, but there are clues present in the piece’sContinue reading “Happy Birthday Meredith Monk!”

Monk’s Piano Songs

  Meredith Monk Piano Songs Ursula Oppens, Bruce Brubaker, pianists ECM New Series CD 2374   Meredith Monk is best known for her vocal works. However, she has been writing for the piano since early on in her studies and has mature works in her catalog that date back to the 1970s. Starting in theContinue reading “Monk’s Piano Songs”