Meredith Monk
July 5, 2009 1:46 PM   Subscribe

Churchyard Entertainment. Mad woman interview. Cave song. Three extracts from Book of Days, a 1988 film by composer, singer and choreographer Meredith Monk. Her work was explored by Peter Greenway in his 1983 documentary Four American Composers. posted by homunculus (5 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
The first link was previously in this fantastic post.
posted by homunculus at 1:47 PM on July 5, 2009

not quite sure why, but i've always loved meredith monk's music. (her films, a little less wholeheartedly.)
posted by progosk at 2:31 PM on July 5, 2009

Youtube never ceases to be depressing. Here I am listening to a beautiful piece of music, and my eyes wander down to the comments.

"I think this gave me a hard one".

Seriously, dude, you either got a boner or you didn't, and it's "hard on" not "hard one", and it is really sad that you cannot hear a breathy voice without thinking it means sex (other comments seemed to be implying that the piece was somehow obscene?).

Wonderful post, I had the soundtrack to this film, so it is great to see the film that went with it.
posted by idiopath at 2:55 PM on July 5, 2009

By "hard one" he meant "a hard metaphysical quandary to unravel".
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:06 PM on July 5, 2009 [4 favorites]

(oh, wait didn't even clock that you were referencing moi there, homunculus. fwiw, here's a few more jazz videos that have cropped up since: Nils Petter Molvaer's "Song of sand", Arthur Russell's "A Little Lost" set to the Russian animated shirt 'Girl And Dolphin' by Rozalia Zelma, and another one of those Sesame Street pearls, "Jazzy Alphabet" with a ditty by Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds.)
posted by progosk at 3:07 PM on July 5, 2009

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