Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program: Meredith Monk with Katie Geissinger in Concert”
Monday, November 11, 7:30 PM
This event is open to the public.
Meredith Monk, internationally acclaimed MacArthur Genius, is regarded as both a “magician of the voice” and “one of America’s coolest composers.” This performance with Vocal Ensemble member Katie Geissinger reflects Monk's groundbreaking exploration and profound understanding of the voice’s flexibility and expressive depth. The range and unique character of Monk’s vocal vocabulary are breathtaking—a strangely beguiling repertoire that can supply, at will, birdlike microtones, robust yodels, insectoid whispers, and dusky chants. She writes that the voice is her “soul’s messenger” and has “the power to uncover subtle shades of feeling that exist between what we think of as emotions.” Included in the concert is a performance of “Panda Chant II” featuring Reed College students. The Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program aims to bring visiting scholars to campus to stimulate and support the work of students and provide faculty with the opportunity for in-depth intellectual exchange with a prominent member in their field.
For more information, contact Brittney Corrigan-McElroy.
Submitted by Laurie Lindquist.
Posted on Nov 7, 2013
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