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CAP UCLA Presents Meredith Monk's CELLULAR SONGS

CAP UCLA Presents Meredith Monk's CELLULAR SONGS

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Meredith Monk's Cellular Songs on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall. Tickets for $29-$59 are available now at cap.ucla.edu, 310-825-2101 and Royce Hall box office.

If voice had the power to be limitless, Meredith Monk has explored its great depths. Hailed as a pioneer in extended vocal technique, Monk's newest work, Cellular Songs, is the latest in her series of music theater pieces that explore our interdependent relationship with nature. Monk draws inspiration from such cellular activity as layering, replication, division and mutation to discover how biological processes can serve as a prototype for human behavior in our tumultuous world.

In 1978 Monk founded Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble to expand her musical textures and forms. She will be joined by the women of her ensemble for Cellular Songs to offer her most adventurous vocal music to date, paired with movement, light, instrumental music, film and a site-specific video installation. Not only has Monk performed with high praise and accolades for more than 50 years, she continues to prove her vitality as an artist with each performance.

Celebrated internationally, Monk's work has been presented at major venues throughout the world. In conjunction with her 50th Season of creating and performing, she was appointed the 2014-15 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall. Recently Monk received two of the highest honors bestowed to a living artist in the United States-the 2017 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and a 2015 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama.

Funds for this performance provided by Fariba Ghaffari and the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant Endowment.

CAP UCLA's contemporary classical offerings continue with Nico Muhly: Archives, Friends, Patterns (May 10, The Theatre at Ace Hotel).

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