Friday, April 10

Volcano Songs - Meredith Monk (1994)

"The Random House Dictionary defines volcano as 'a vent in the earth’s crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals.' In spite of human fears, the volcano is vital to the earth’s formation, sculpting the very landscapes we inhabit. For Meredith Monk, it would seem more importantly a source of fertility, and it is from this fertility that she opens herself to the generative spirit that infuses the world as a living organism. In this sense, she vocalizes a point of continuity between herself and listener, between the illusions of recorded sound and the illusions of physical bodies."
W - Volcano Songs
YouTube: Lost Wind, Walking Song, Three Heavens and Hells 1/3, 2/3, 3/3, New York Requiem

2008 March: Meredith Monk, 2009 September: Songs of Ascension - Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton, 2011 February: Meredith Monk: A Voice For All Time, 2011 August: Ellis Island, 2012 December: Turtle Dreams, 2013 February: Quarry: The Rally (Live, 1977), 2014 November; 10 Things You Might Not Know About Meredith Monk.