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Episode #2907

Ascension Variations

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Monday, May 03, 2010

Genius Award-winning composer, choreographer, and vocalist Meredith Monk joins New Sounds to present her recent work, “Songs of Ascension,” and to talk about its site-specific adaptation for the Guggenheim Museum’s unique geometry, “Ascension Variations.” Monk’s Vocal Ensemble, a string quartet, a chorus of over 80 singers, and dozens of dancers performed throughout that space, causing the sound to shift and evolve, recalling her 1969 work, “Juice,” created especially for the Guggenheim’s space. Monk also performs live on sruti box, and more.

PROGRAM # 2907, with Meredith Monk (First aired on Wed. 3/04/09)

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Meredith Monk & Ensemble

Private CD

Ascension Variations: Summer [5:00]

Not commercially available. Many of Meredith Monk’s works are available at www.ecmrecords.com

Meredith Monk & Ensemble

Private CD

Songs of Ascension: Shrutis [3:00]
Fast Song Endings [1:30]
Mieke’s Melody No. 6 [2:00]

Not commercially available. More information at meredithmonk.org

Meredith Monk

Live

Ascension Variations: Ecology [3:30]

Not commercially available.

Meredith Monk & Ensemble

Private CD

Ascension Variations: Processional [9:00]

Not commercially available.

Meredith Monk & Ensemble

Private CD

Songs of Ascension: Spring [3:00]

Not commercially available.

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