For Frieze Music 2013, American composer, singer and performer Meredith Monk presented Meredith Monk with Katie Geissinger in Concert.
Meredith Monk’s performance for Frieze London 2013 was her first in London for nine years and took place on 15 October 2013 at Cecil Sharp House (The English Folk Dance and Song Society), which is a short distance from the Frieze London site in Regent’s Park. Monk duet with Katie Geissinger, who has been touring throughout the world with Monk since 1990.
Monk is a pioneer in what is now called ‘extended vocal technique’. Monk creates works at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in an effort to discover and weave together new modes of perception. Among her many accolades, she was recently named 2012 Composer of the Year by Musical America, one of NPR’s 50 Great Voices and received a 2011 Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts.
Monk’s performance for Frieze London 2013 was accompanied by a keynote lecture as part of Frieze Talks, and a workshop in Liverpool during 2013 organised by Liverpool Biennial.