Preview Performances of Songs of Ascension, Walker Commission
“[Meredith Monk is a] high priestess of enchantment … she invites you to bypass the part of your brain that craves logic and understanding and to respond intuitively to the wondrous qualities of her sounds and images.”—New York Times
Songs of Ascension explores the spiritual, vocal, and physical notions of ascension across geography and time. This evening-length work—a combination of Meredith Monk’s pristine music and iconoclastic theatricality and artist Ann Hamilton’s raw, sensuous visual elements—will refocus your perceptions of music-theater. Add the otherworldly sounds of Monk’s Vocal Ensemble and top New York instrumentalists and you’ll experience “one of America’s most brilliant and unclassifiable theatrical artists” (New York Times).