Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk

Composer • Singer

• Born 1942


One of the most innovative American composers and performers of the late 20th century, Meredith Monk (born 1942, Lima, Peru) has developed an interdisciplinary career that integrates vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, and occasionally, film. Her works, influenced by classical music, minimalism, experimental traditions, and jazz, are most frequently performed by her own ensemble and range from solos using an array of extended vocal techniques to operas and theater pieces with hundreds of performers. She has received a MacArthur Genius' Award, Guggenheim Fellowships, and multiple Obies and ASCAP Awards. Important works include Vessel, Quarry, Dolmen Music, Do You Be, and Atlas.