Meredith Monk Revisits Her Past

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Since the 1960’s, New York polymath Meredith Monk has been at the forefront of artistic experimentation—combining music, singing, dance and film into a singular artistic practice. In performances, she’s confident, commanding, and precise. But just under the surface, things are quite different. “I’m nervous every time,” she says, laughing. “I’m always nervous. I’d be scared if I wasn’t!” Sixty years after her work began, Monk is still moving into new territory, approaching creation with, what in Zen Buddhism is called “Beginner’s Mind,” and opening herself to the universe of whatever piece she’s working on. Enter MEMORY GAME, Monk’s newest release, an album three years in the making that pairs Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble with the six-member Bang on a Can All-Stars.