• 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.

  • Three Distinct Periods

    Meredith Monk

    Discover Meredith's evolution of daring and innovative sounds, with selections from each of the three compositional periods.
  • Blog

    Meredith Monk

    Explore Meredith Monk's works through blog posts, interviews, and more on our blog.
  • Videos

    Meredith Monk: Performing at Carnegie Hall  

    Meredith Monk: Memories of New York City  

    Meredith's Work as a Composer