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On Behalf of Nature

Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble

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.

European Premiere

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'

Financial Times

By Meredith Monk

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

16-18 August 2013

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.