Beginnings

by Meredith Monk

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(c) 2009 Tzadik Records. "Meredith Monk has been fearlessly charting new paths in music, art and performances since the mid 60's. Her remarkable vocal techniques are groundbreaking, revolutionary and have proved endlessly influential on many levels. One of the oroginal border crossers, she has embraced voice, ritual, sound, movement, text, film, light and more in her presentations, along the way inspiring generations of creative artists to courageously follow their hearts and imaginations without regard to boundaries, boxes and conceptual limitations. Meredith is a true renaissance woman, and the mother of us all." - John Zorn, NYC, 2009

An unprecedented collection of recordings charting the earliest years of one of the world’s most innovative and exciting renaissance women—composer, singer, performer, film director, visual artist and auteur Meredith Monk. Hand selected by Meredith from her personal archives, this fascinating compilation ranges from her first solo vocal performances in the mid-'60s, to ground-breaking works from the '70s up through 1980. An essential portrait of a vocal pioneer at her virtuosic and exploratory best.

Available from Tzadik at: www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=7721

The album includes collaborations or performances by: Daniel Zellman, Don Preston, Collin Walcott, Lanny Harrison, Andrea Goodman, Susan Kampe, and Monica Solem.

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released November 24, 2009

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