The voice, the original human instrument, expresses an eloquent language of the heart that delineates energy for which we don't have words.
With careful instruction and supportive guidance from Meredith Monk—celebrated internationally for over 50 years and hailed as "a magician of the voice"—together with Ellen Fisher, a member of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble, you will tap into landscapes of sound. Together, in this workshop you will unearth feelings, energies, and memories that could not otherwise be expressed.
This is a rare opportunity to uncover your unique voice with methods developed by a pioneering composer who is also a longtime Buddhist practitioner.
The playful aspect of creation and the joy of discovering your unique sound will be emphasized as a way of connecting you to the healing power of the voice. During the workshop, Meredith will also give a talk on the relationship she has crafted between her Buddhist practice and her art.
Ellen Fisher is a movement-based performance artist whose work integrates gestural actions with visual elements such as film and shadow play. She has received ACCNY grants and a Fulbright Fellowship for her performance work and funding grants from the NEA, NYFA, and Jerome Foundation for her solo work.