Meredith Monk & Bang on a Can: MEMORY GAME
‘Memory Game is an invitation to discern the magic and the menace, the joy and the precariousness, the transience of the physical, the durability of the intangible. One more vital work from this unique and indispensable artist.’
Together with the cutting-edge Bang on a Can All-Stars and members of her Vocal Ensemble, Meredith Monk performs music from her acclaimed album MEMORY GAME.
Composer and singer, and creator of new opera, music-theatre works, films and installations, Monk is an artist of immeasurable gifts, bursting effortlessly through genre barriers that for her simply cease to exist.
In this special visit to the UK, she joins forces with members of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble and the Bang on a Can All Stars: part classical contemporary ensemble, part rock band and part jazz sextet.
In the music of her album MEMORY GAME, they revisit some of her works from the 1980s alongside more recent works in new arrangements, becoming a major retrospective.
Together the songs form a flowing narrative that explores how her sound-world can play, often poignantly, with our expectations.
- Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble
- Bang on a Can All-Stars
- Meredith Monk: MEMORY GAME - Selections from The Games: a science fiction opera (1984), Acts from Under and Above (1986), Turtle Dreams (Cabaret) (1983), The Politics of Quiet (1996) & impermanence (2006) (European premiere)
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The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall: Artists’ Bar. Hear music and behind-the-scenes insights from Meredith Monk and guitarist Mark Stewart after the show. Admission free.
Please note that there is no interval in this performance
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