The Soul’s Messenger, Celebrating 50 Years of New Music
“[Monk] may loom even larger as the new century unfolds, and later generations will envy those who got to see her live.” —New Yorker
Theater director/choreographer/filmmaker/interdisciplinary artist Meredith Monk is also one of the most revered figures in contemporary American music and performance. Her groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument expands the boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies, and memories for which we have no words. Monk and her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble will showcase her range as a composer and her engagement with performance as a vehicle for spiritual transformation. Celebrating her 50th season as a creator and performer, the Walker continues its long history with Monk by welcoming her back to the Twin Cities after a seven-year hiatus.
Copresented with the O’Shaughnessy as part of its Women of Substance series.
About the O’Shaughnessy
The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University presents a dazzling array of both local and national performing arts companies and countless other student, community, and multicultural performances. Dedicated to artistic development and collaboration, the venue has premiered more than 400 new works and is home to the Women of Substance series, which showcases innovative works by women artists.