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Friday, March 9, 2018

In Context: Cellular Songs

Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #CellularSongs.

Program Notes

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Performance as a Life Science (BAM blog)
“I wanted to make a piece that can be seen as an alternative possibility of human behavior, where the values are cooperation, interdependence, and kindness, as an antidote to the values that are being propagated right now.”—Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk and Jim Hodges (BOMB)
Monk speaks with visual artist Jim Hodges about her work, the desert, creative doubt, and the importance of creating art and light in times of madness.

Archival Collection
Meredith Monk at BAM (Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive)
Browse this collection in the new Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive for photographs, audiovisual materials, and ephemera from Meredith Monk's many BAM appearances over the years.

Watch & Listen

TateShots: Meredith Monk—"I Believe in the Healing Power of Art" (YouTube)
Monk walks us through her loft and the evolution of her work in this video from the Tate.

The Dancing Voice of Meredith Monk (YouTube)
"I think the voice is limitless. Singing is like breathing."

Dr. Andrew Weil + Meredith Monk: Sound and Healing (The Rubin Museum)
Pioneer of integrative medicine Dr. Weil and Monk explore how sound affects our bodies, encourages healing, and re-tunes us to our environment.

Meredith Monk at BAM (Spotify)
Monk curates a selection of her songs from the past fifty years.

Now your turn...

How did you enjoy Cellular Songs? Favorite moments? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #CellularSongs.

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