Saturday, October 22, 2016
Meredith Monk's new disk on ECM
We are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated release of Meredith's newest CD, On Behalf of Nature.
"a rapturous new work...some of the finest music Monk has yet written."
- Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
For six decades, vocalist-composer Meredith Monk has explored what she calls "primordial utterance," or non-verbal vocal sounds that lay beneath and beyond language, expressing "that for which we have no words."
This exploration has led her to create music that The New Yorker describes as simultaneously "visceral and ethereal, raw and rapt," an art that "sings, dances and meditates on timeless forces."
With her latest, multivalent ECM New Series album, Monk aimed to address ecology and climate change, she says: "Believing that music speaks more directly than words, I worked to make a piece with a fluid, perceptual field that could expand awareness of what we are in danger of losing. On Behalf of Nature is a meditation on our intimate connection to nature, its inner structures, the fragility of its ecology and our interdependence."
Voices and instruments have equal weight: sometimes each is heard alone; sometimes they are blended to form a new, mysterious sound; sometimes they are combined to create intricate, layered, yet transparent sonic landscapes.
We hope you will join us in celebrating the release by purchasing today!
Album cover photo: Julieta Cervantes
Posted by twogoodears at 10/22/2016 03:35:00 PM