Presentation Title

Pickford Ensemble #2

Presentation Type

Performance

Keywords

vocalist, guitar

Abstract

Cave Song and Core Chant by Meredith Monk

Performed by Buffy Adamski (vocalist), Rebecca Calix (vocalist), Abby Gast (vocalist), Fernando Grimaldo (vocalist), N. Lincoln Hanks (vocalist), Preston Hereford (vocalist), Jens Ibsen (vocalist) and Joseph Peliska (guitar)

Monk’s music is often ritualistic, borrowing vocal techniques from folk traditions. Her “Cave Song” for two women’s voices and piano is from the final scene of her art film, Book of Days. Set in a medieval French village, Eva, a little girl who has visions of 20th c. life, sings this final duet with the village Madwoman, both singing nonsense syllables. Instead of piano, we have arranged the accompaniment for guitar.

Core Chant is the last track of Monk’s album, Mercy. Borrowing from a Renaissance style, this composition for SATB choir also sets nonsense syllables and explores a variety of vocal textures.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. N. Lincoln Hanks

Location

Raitt Recital Hall

Start Date

24-3-2017 4:30 PM

End Date

24-3-2017 4:45 PM

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Pickford Ensemble #2

Raitt Recital Hall

Cave Song and Core Chant by Meredith Monk

Performed by Buffy Adamski (vocalist), Rebecca Calix (vocalist), Abby Gast (vocalist), Fernando Grimaldo (vocalist), N. Lincoln Hanks (vocalist), Preston Hereford (vocalist), Jens Ibsen (vocalist) and Joseph Peliska (guitar)

Monk’s music is often ritualistic, borrowing vocal techniques from folk traditions. Her “Cave Song” for two women’s voices and piano is from the final scene of her art film, Book of Days. Set in a medieval French village, Eva, a little girl who has visions of 20th c. life, sings this final duet with the village Madwoman, both singing nonsense syllables. Instead of piano, we have arranged the accompaniment for guitar.

Core Chant is the last track of Monk’s album, Mercy. Borrowing from a Renaissance style, this composition for SATB choir also sets nonsense syllables and explores a variety of vocal textures.