"Archeology of an Artist: Meredith Monk in Conversation"
"Art in Place / the Place of Art"
Meredith Monk-- a composer, singer, director and choreographer; a creator of new opera, music-theater works, films and installations; and a pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique” --speaks about her process and artistic trajectory over the last five decades. Beginning with her visionary exploration of the human voice and her concurrent creation of multifaceted music-theater works and films, Monk explains how she weaves together music, image, movement, light and object in order to discover new modes of perception. Throughout her talk she offers live performances and video clips to provide a thoroughly immersive and informative experience, which culminates in an informal Q&A with the audience.
This event is funded by the 2012-2013 Copeland Colloquium: "Art in Place / the Place of Art" and by the Amherst Arts Series.