Search Catalogue

FEATURED COMPOSERS

Meredith Monk: Songs of Ascension

Get Adobe Flash player
Now Playing:

Views: 4585



Songs of Acsension explores musical and spatial motifs that highlight rising sound and movement to convey the spiritual or otherworldly. With the architecture of a cathedral or tower as a metaphor, and historical grounding in the devotional practices and rituals that evoke ascension, Monk draws inspiration from the processionals of Buddhist stupas, Moses’ journey up the 4000 steps of Mt. Sinai, and the Tawaf around the Ka’Bah in Islam. Songs of Ascension is written for vocal ensemble and string quartet and was created in collaboration with multimedia artist Ann Hamilton.

This video appears on boosey.com by the kind permission of Meredith Monk and the House Foundation for the Arts.

Featured Clips

HK Gruber über HK Gruber (dt. Untertitel)

Source: Boosey & Hawkes

Views: 6261

Michel van der Aa: Up-close DVD

Source: Disquiet Media

Views: 10295

Dean: Bliss (G)

Source: Hamburgische Staatsoper

Views: 3662

van der Aa on van der Aa

Source: Boosey & Hawkes

Views: 16017

Aram Khachaturian: an Introduction

Source: Boosey & Hawkes

Views: 2966


FAQ | Contact Us | Links | About Us | Shop Directory | Careers | Terms of use | RSS Index