Meredith MonkMeredith Monk
is an American composer
, vocalist, filmaker, and choreographer. While she is one of the earliest artists to practice what is now know as performance art Monk identifies as a composer and folk singer. She is primarily know for her vocal innovations, including a wide range of extended techniques, which she first developed in her solo performances before forming her own ensemble. More recently she composed an opera Atlas
which premiered in Houston in 1991.
She has won many awards including a MacArthur fellowship.
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