Musical Meditation

“All of us have impermanence in common,” according to Meredith Monk. “Impermanence," the latest work by the composer/singer/director/choreographer/multi-media artist, combines music, movement, video projections, and lighting design (with light almost functioning as another musical instrument), into a haunting evocation of the passage of time. Inspired by her work with hospice patients in London and the death of her long-time partner, Monk has created a musical meditation on the impermanence and ephemeral quality of life. She joins John Schaefer to give us a preview of the work on this New Sounds program.

PROGRAM # 2601, with Meredith Monk (First aired on Nov. 2, 2006)





Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble


Maybe [2:30]

From the forthcoming CD “Impermanence” – due in 2007 on ECM Records.

Meredith Monk


Last Song [5:00]

Same as above.

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble

Private recording

Skeleton Lines [3:30]

Same as above.

Meredith Monk & Robert Een

Facing North

Hocket [4:30]

ECM #1482** *

Lena Willemark/Ale Möller


Vallsvit [5:30]

ECM #1536, *

Mari Boine Persen

Gula Gula

Gula Gula [4:00]

Real World #91631** www.realworld

Anna-Kaisa Liedes

Oi Miksi

Se tie oli pitkä [6:00]

Riverboat #1009. available online at*

Liisa Matveinen


Harmaa [4:00]

Olarin Musiikki #55. available online at*