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Speaking of Music:
Meredith Monk

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 124 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

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From a recording made on November 11, 1984 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Meredith Monk about her life and career. Recent works discussed include her mixed media performance art piece "Games", her musical recording "Dolmen Music", and two experimental videos "Ellis Island" and "Rally". She also performs a few songs from her opera "Education of a Girl Child".

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Ellis Island [video] (1979) -- Rally (1977)
Genres:  Performance Art; Opera
Subject:  Monk, Meredith; Vocal music; Vocalises; Experimental videos; Mixed media (Music)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Monk, Meredith
Recording Date:  11/2/1984
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  The Traveling Song -- The Tale -- Biography -- The Berlin Walls [film]
Genres:  Performance Art; Opera
Subject:  Monk, Meredith; Eicher, Manfred; ECM Records; Vocal music; Vocalises; Operas -- Excerpts; Experimental videos; Mixed media (Music)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Monk, Meredith
Recording Date:  11/2/1984
 
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