Meredith Monk mercy

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk creates works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in order to discover new modes of perception. For nearly 50 years, the scope and breadth of her performances, installations and site-specific works have activated architectural spaces and engaged audiences in new ways. The voice lies at the root of all her creations, which include songs, film, opera, site-specific performance, music-theater, and installations. Her pioneering exploration of the voice as an instrument expands the boundaries of musical composition. She has alternately been proclaimed as a “voice of the future” and “one of America’s coolest composers.”


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2013

    Award

    Monk is awarded the Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Republic of France

  • 2013

    Award

    2013: Monk is the recipient of the Founder’s Award from New Music America

  • 2012

    Doris Duke Performing Artists Award

    Monk is named a Doris Duke Artist as part of the inaugural class of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards

  • 2012

    Award

    Monk is named Musical America‘s Composer of the Year

  • 2011

    Honor

    Monk is named one of NPR’s 50 Great Voices

  • 2005

    Award

    Monk receives Bessie award for Sustained Creative Achievement

  • 2006

    Fellowship

    Monk receives USA Artists Fellowship

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