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Other Minds Festival:
OM 21: Panel Discussion & Concert 3

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 104 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds

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Other Minds’ 21st Festival of New Music took place at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center over the course of two evenings and one afternoon during March 4-6, 2016. The three concerts featured works of ten American and international composers; Lasse Thoresen (NO), Cecilie Ore (NO), Oliver Lake (US), Larry Polansky (US), John Oswald (CA), Nicole Lizée (CA), Phil Kline (US), Michael Gordon (US), and two OM alumini, Gavin Bryars (UK), and Meredith Monk (US).

The third and final concert was dedicated entirely to the work of Meredith Monk (OM 1) and featured memorable performances by Monk herself and her vocal ensemble with Katie Geissinger, Allison Sniffin and Bohdan Hilash.

Concert 3: Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Soul’s Messenger: Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble

I. Music for Unaccompanied Voice

Composed and performed by Meredith Monk

Selections from Juice (1969), Songs from the Hill (1977), and Light Songs (1988)

II. Music for Voice and Piano

Composed and performed by Meredith Monk

Gotham Lullaby (1975), Travelling (1973), and Madwoman’s Vision (1988)

III. Music for Voice, Keyboard and Woodwinds

Composed by Meredith Monk

Choosing Companions, from ATLAS: an opera in three parts (1991)

Meredith Monk, Katie Geissinger, and Allison Sniffin

Hips Dance, from Volcano Songs: Duets (1993)

Meredith Monk and Katie Geissinger

Hocket, from Facing North (1990)

Meredith Monk and Katie Geissinger

Intermission

Prayer I, from The Politics Of Quiet (1996)

Allison Sniffin

Scared Song (1986)

Meredith Monk and Allison Sniffin

epilogue and woman at the door, from mercy (2001)

Katie Geissinger, Meredith Monk, Allison Sniffin, and Bohdan Hilash

clusters 3, from Songs of Ascension (2008)

Bohdan Hilash

Panda Chant I and Memory Song, from The Games (1984)

masks, from mercy (2001)

between song, from impermanence (2004/2006)

Katie Geissinger, Bohdan Hilash, Meredith Monk and Allison Sniffin

* Bonus

the tale, from Education of the Girl Child

[Notes taken from printed program]

Part 1 of 19:  
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Announcements
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 2 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Porch (from Juice) (1969) (4:58) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Vocal music, Unaccompanied; Vocal music--20th century
People:  Monk, Meredith
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 3 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Click Song No. 1 (from Light Songs) (1988) (2:30) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Vocal music, Unaccompanied; Vocal music--20th century
People:  Monk, Meredith
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 4 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Jew's Harp, jaw harp, guimbarde, scacciapensieri, etc. (from Songs from the Hill) (1977) (3:58) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice and jaw harp
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Vocal music--20th century; Jaw harp
People:  Monk, Meredith
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 5 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Gotham Lullaby (1975) (5:07) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice and piano
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Vocal music--20th century; Piano music; Lullabies
People:  Monk, Meredith
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 6 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Travelling (from Education of the Girl Child) (1973) (4:06) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice and piano
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Vocal music--20th century; Piano music; Operas
People:  Monk, Meredith
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 7 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Madwoman’s Vision (from Book of Days) (1988) (12:38) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice and piano
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Vocal music--20th century; Motion picture music; Book of days (Motion picture)
People:  Monk, Meredith
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 8 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Choosing Companions (from ATLAS) (1991) (7:13) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice
Katie Geissinger, voice
Allison Sniffin, piano and voice
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Vocal music; Piano music--20th century; Operas; Vocal ensembles
People:  Monk, Meredith; Geissinger, Katie; Sniffin, Allison
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 9 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Hips Dance (from Volcano Songs: Duets) (1993) (2:18) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice
Katie Geissinger, voice
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Vocal music--20th century; Vocal duets
People:  Monk, Meredith; Geissinger, Katie
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 10 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Hocket (from Facing North) (1990) (4:53) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice
Katie Geissinger, voice
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Vocal music--20th century; Vocal duets
People:  Monk, Meredith; Geissinger, Katie
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 11 of 19:  
Subject:  Announcements
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Todd, Blaine
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 12 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Prayer I (from The Politics of Quiet) (1996) (3:08) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Allison Sniffin, piano and voice
Genres:  New Music; Avant-Garde
Subject:  Piano music; Vocal music--20th century
People:  Monk, Meredith; Sniffin, Allison
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 13 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Scared Song (1986) (7:00) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice and keyboard
Allison Sniffin, piano
Genres:  New Music; Avant-Garde
Subject:  Piano music; Vocal music--20th century
People:  Monk, Meredith; Sniffin, Allison
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 14 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  epilogue and woman at the door (from mercy) (2001) (9:07) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice
Allison Sniffin, piano
Katie Geissinger, voice
Bohdan Hilash, clarinet (epilogue)
Genres:  New Music; Avant-Garde
Subject:  Vocal music--21st century; Vocal ensembles
People:  Monk, Meredith; Sniffin, Allison; Geissinger, Katie; Hilash, Bohdan
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 15 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  clusters 3 (from Songs of Ascension) (2008) (1:42) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Bohdan Hilash, khaen gao
Genres:  New Music; Avant-Garde
Subject:  Instrumental music; Mouth-organ music
People:  Monk, Meredith; Hilash, Bohdan
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 16 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  Panda Chant I and Memory Song (from The Games) (1984) (9:44) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice and keyboard (Memory Song)
Allison Sniffin, voice
Katie Geissinger, voice
Bohdan Hilash, woodwinds (Memory Song)
Genres:  New Music; Avant-Garde
Subject:  Vocal ensembles; Vocal music--20th century; Operas
People:  Monk, Meredith; Hilash, Bohdan; Sniffin, Allison; Geissinger, Katie
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 17 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  masks (from mercy) (2001) (1:56) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice
Allison Sniffin, voice
Katie Geissinger, voice
Genres:  New Music; Avant-Garde
Subject:  Vocal ensembles; Vocal music--21st century
People:  Monk, Meredith; Sniffin, Allison; Geissinger, Katie
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 18 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  between song (from impermanence) (2004/2006) (5:16) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice
Allison Sniffin, voice and piano
Katie Geissinger, voice
Bohdan Hilash, woodwinds
Genres:  New Music; Avant-Garde
Subject:  Vocal ensembles; Vocal music--21st century
People:  Monk, Meredith; Sniffin, Allison; Geissinger, Katie; Hilash, Bohdan
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
Part 19 of 19:  
Musical Selections:  the tale (from Education of the Girl Child) (1973) (2:39) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice
Allison Sniffin, voice and piano
Katie Geissinger, voice
Bohdan Hilash, woodwinds
Genres:  New Music; Avant-Garde
Subject:  Vocal ensembles; Vocal music--20th century
People:  Monk, Meredith; Sniffin, Allison; Geissinger, Katie; Hilash, Bohdan
Recording Date:  3/6/2016
 
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