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Meredith Monk
Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, filmmaker, and director/choreographer. This tape includes interviews and excerpts from performance. A pioneer in what is now called "extended vocal technique" and "interdisciplinary performance," Ms. Monk has created more than 80 works of music, theater, dance, and film. A recipient of the MacArthur Foundation…
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Part of the Series: Masters of Music Collection
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Part of the Series: Masters of Music Collection
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Part of the Series: Masters of Music Collection
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Part of the Series: ICONS: Big Star Profiles
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