After receiving a 2010 Herald Angel Award for Songs of Ascension, US composer, singer, filmmaker and theatre artist Meredith Monk returns to the Festival with her latest music-theatre work.
A poetic meditation on the environment, On Behalf of Nature evokes the Buddhist notion of different realm categories, uniting heaven and earth by way of human beings. Drawing further inspiration from writers who have sounded the alarm on the state of our global ecology, Monk and her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble create a space where human, natural and spiritual elements are woven into a delicate whole, illuminating the interconnection and interdependency of us all.
‘a rapturous new work… some of the finest music Monk has yet written.’
Los Angeles Times
'extraordinary... richly meditative'
Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble
Meredith Monk Music and direction
Elaine Buckholtz Lighting
Jody Elff Sound
Yoshio Yabara Scenography and costume design
Meredith Monk and Michael Grenadier Video editing
Sidney Chen, Ellen Fisher, Katie Geissinger, Meredith Monk, Bruce Rameker and Allison Sniffin Voices
Bohdan Hilash Woodwind
John Hollenbeck Percussion
Allison Sniffin Keyboard, Violin and French Horn