Search Catalogue

FEATURED COMPOSERS

Meredith Monk: Songs of Ascension

Now Playing:

Views: 5615



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

Dean: Bliss (G)

Source: Hamburgische Staatsoper

Views: 5818

Anna Clyne: Night Ferry with the CSO

Source: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Views: 6197

Steve Reich on Radio Rewrite

Source: Boosey & Hawkes

Views: 7145

Unsuk Chin on Unsuk Chin

Source: Boosey & Hawkes

Views: 14968

Johannes Kalitzke: Die Weber

Source: ZDF/arte

Views: 4263


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