• Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair: Meredith Monk

  • Meredith Monk is an artistic visionary, celebrating her 50th season of creating and performing work in New York City. She invented a new style with her vocal innovations, and her fusion of sound and movement is as daring now as it was when she made her professional debut in 1964. Ms. Monk’s reach extends beyond the world of classical composition, influencing numerous musicians such as Björk, John Zorn, DJ Spooky, and others.

    Meredith Monk holds the 2014–2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair. During her residency, performances of her piano, chamber, orchestral, and vocal works feature her unusual and fascinating use of voices and instruments to create music that is both mysterious and expressive. She performs with her own Vocal Ensemble and is also joined by various guest artists. The residency extends beyond Carnegie Hall to (Le) Poisson Rouge, where Bruce Brubaker and Ursula Oppens perform a program of Monk’s works for one and two pianos.

  • Performing at Carnegie Hall


    The Three Periods of Meredith’s Artistic Career


    Memories of New York City


    Meredith’s Work as a Composer