Iconoclastic composer and performer Meredith Monk looks to the future through an intergenerational production with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. The “body sings and the voice dances” in this program that captures the kinetic energy and pioneering philosophy of Monk’s six-decade exploration of the human voice as an instrument, transmitted and luminously present in this multidimensional, multiperceptual work.
“There’s a reason Monk stands alone in modern music: Because she’s everything. Within her voice lies the entire world. All its sounds. All its cultures. All its complexity.”
“Visceral and ethereal, raw and rapt.”
Young People's Chorus of New York City
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
Meredith Monk, composer, director, and voice
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director
Elizabeth Núñez, associate artistic director
Katie Geissinger, voice
Allison Sniffin, voice and piano
David Cossin, percussion
Bohdan Hilash, woodwinds
American Contemporary Music Ensemble
Darkness and Light
The Routes of Slavery
Performance length: 75 minutes, no intermission
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