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Meredith Monk

The Recordings

Release Date: November 11, 2022

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1 I Dolmen Music  
2 II Turtle Dreams  
3 III Do You Be  
4 IV Book Of Days  
5 V Facing North  
6 Facing North  
7 Vessel: an opera epic  
8 Recent Ruins  
9 VI Atlas - An Opera In Three Parts / Part I: Personal Climate  
10 Part II: Night Travel  
11 Part III: Invisible Light  
12 VII Volcano Songs / Duets  
13 Volcano Songs: Solos  
14 from Light Songs  
15 VIII Mercy  
16 IX Impermanence  
17 X Songs Of Ascension  
18 XI Piano Songs  
19 XIII On Behalf Of Nature  
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The Recordings, a box set edition compiling all Meredith Monk ECM New Series discs to date, is issued on the occasion of the composer and singer’s 80th birthday. Included here are the albums Dolmen Music, Turtle Dreams, Do You Be, Book of Days, Facing North, ATLAS, Volcano Songs, mercy, impermanence, Songs of Ascension, Piano Songs, and On Behalf of Nature. Each album is a revelation. The box set also incorporates a 300-page book reprising all original liner notes, plus new texts and interviews, many photographs, archival documents, quotes from the press, and more.

From Manfred Eicher’s preface: “Meredith Monk is one of the truly original artists of our time and we are proud to present this edition of her collected recordings on ECM. It has been a great inspiration and a real joy to have worked with her on the projects included here, a voyage of discovery. From Dolmen Music to On Behalf of Nature, Meredith’s ensembles have expanded and contracted to meet the changing needs of the music … But whether orchestral forces are involved (as on ATLAS and Songs of Ascension) or just two musicians (as on Facing North and Piano Songs), Meredith’s artistic signature is unmistakable. As assuredly as fellow outsiders and independent thinkers such as Henry Cowell, John Cage or Harry Partch, she has created her own universe, and in the process changed perceptions of contemporary music.”

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