Art Works Podcast: Meredith Monk
This week's podcast is a lively conversation with Meredith Monk, who has been an innovative artistic force for over 45 years. Moving among the disciplines of voice, dance, theater, and film with fluidity and ease, Monk continues to enchant and surprise. “I work in between the cracks, where the voice starts dancing, where the body starts singing, where the theater becomes cinema," she once said. A pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique,” Monk is a prolific composer and performer, and I wondered how she began a new piece of work. Was she excited by the prospect of a new creation or slightly daunted by the proverbial blank page? Or is it a little bit of both?