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Dolmen Music
Meredith Monk
Dolmen Music
Genres: Jazz, Classical
 
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By 1981, when Dolmen Music was released, Meredith Monk was already a seasoned composer, using voice as her main musical vehicle. Beyond categories like instrumental music, art songs, or opera, Monk's music pivots on ext...  more »

      
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All Artists: Meredith Monk
Title: Dolmen Music
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 3/15/1994
Genres: Jazz, Classical
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 781182119727, 042282545916, 042282545947, 4025083211972

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By 1981, when Dolmen Music was released, Meredith Monk was already a seasoned composer, using voice as her main musical vehicle. Beyond categories like instrumental music, art songs, or opera, Monk's music pivots on extraordinary contrasts--leaps from mellifluous flow to staccato, and extreme register utterances. The shorter pieces on Dolmen Music have distinct art song-- or even pop--traces in their rolling piano figures and attention to melody. But the title suite is a generous reigning in of Robert Een's deliberate cello, Julius Eastman's colorful percussion, and an array of vocal tones that couple low, long bellows with short bursts of high, almost electronic-sounding palpitations. Monk has made vocal music without compare in this piece. -- Andrew Bartlett
 

CD Reviews

Blow my mind, the sounds this lady makes
10/31/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"wow, the first time i heard this album - just excerpts of it, actually - was in my composition class, and there is no way to describe the sounds that meredith monk produces besides to say that they are awesome, moving, and powerful. this album is intense, and out there."