Episode #809

Program #809

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Wednesday, May 06, 1992

Composer, choreographer, and vocalist Meredith Monk visited the WNYC studio for this edition of New Sounds from May of 1992. Together with host John Schaefer, they preview the 1993 recording of her mammoth work, “Atlas,” commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera. Listen to the dreamlike vocalize and rich vocal textures of this travelogue opera in three parts, which uses the female explorer as a metaphor for following one’s own path. Plus hear excerpts from the concert version of Atlas, recorded live in performance at the World Financial Center, along with live performances in the studio.

PROGRAM #809: "With Meredith Monk" (Original airdate: 05/06/1992)





Meredith Monk


"Atlas" excerpts [36:00]

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