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On Behalf of Nature

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NY Premiere
 
Dec 3—Dec 7, 2014
 
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BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 1hr 15min
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Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble

"[Meredith Monk] may loom even larger as the new century unfolds, and later generations will envy those who got to see her live."
—Alex Ross, The New Yorker

Meredith Monk is the quintessential artistic pioneer, having spent decades exploring the spiritual depths of the human voice. Celebrating the 50th year of that remarkable endeavor, Monk returns to BAM with her nimble vocal ensemble to present this mesmerizing hymn to compassion.

Inspired by the Buddhist conception of oneness and poet Gary Snyder’s idea of the artist as “spokesperson for non-human entities,”[1] On Behalf of Nature reaffirms our indissoluble connection to the natural realm. Moving collectively around a bare stage, eight performers (including Monk) intone a beguiling polyphony of sounds, suggesting a world in which the material, the spiritual, and the human coexist as a harmonious interdependent whole.

Music and direction by Meredith Monk
Lighting design by Elaine Buckholtz
Sound design by Jody Elff
Costumes and scenography by Yoshio Yabara

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Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director/choreographer, and creator of new opera, music theater, films, and installations with a career spanning more than 40 years.

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