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Meredith Monk


Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theatre works, films and installations. Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, she is a pioneer of what is now called ‘extended vocal technique’ and ‘interdisciplinary performance’. Celebrated internationally, her work has been presented at major venues around the world.

Selected prizes and awards

2019 American Academy of Arts and Letters Member

2017 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

2015 National Medal of Arts, awarded by President Obama

2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall

2013 Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, Republic of France

2011 National Public Radio’s 50 Great Voices

2008 GRAMMY nomination for impermanence

1995 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship 

Recent works

2021 Indra’s Net

2018 Cellular Songs

2015 Backlight

2013 On Behalf of Nature

2012 Realm Variations

2010 WEAVE for Two Voices, Chamber Orchestra and Chorus

Previously in Holland Festival

1984 Turtle Dreams (Cabaret)

1984 Music Concert with Film

Past events

  1. 2023

    multidisciplinary |Westergas - Gashouder