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The Mind of Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk, seated in the foreground, was inspired to create “Cellular Songs” after reading “The Emperor of all Maladies” by Siddhartha Mukherjee. His descriptions of how cells work together reminded her of how she constructs her music.Courtesy Walker Art Center, photo by Julieta Cervantes

The Mind of Meredith Monk


September 08, 2021

Meredith Monk is one of America’s most fascinating composers, with a style that brings together voice, dance, choreography, filmmaking, and a distinctive DIY-approach to performance. Steve Seel highlights a new release of her music, featuring New York’s Bang on a Can All Stars.