domingo, 27 de diciembre de 2009
DESCARGAR - DOWNLOAD Meredith Monk - Turtle Dreams (1983)
“I work in between the cracks, where the voice starts dancing, where the body starts singing, where theater becomes cinema.”
When Deborah Jowitt asked her if she has been influenced by non-Western forms when she began exploring the possibilities of the voice, Monk responded:
There has always been a misunderstanding. There are people who do learn the the styles from other cultures or they study with a teacher...That is a perfectly valid way of working. But I have worked very directly with my own voice and body, and when you do that and you are not just staying with the Western vocal tradition, you come upon sounds within your own vocal instrument that could be termed “transcultural.” For example, if I, by my own exploration,come across the glottal break – the place where the lower register becomes the upper register – that break, which is usually smoothed over in Western technique, becomes a rich area to explore.
By moving outside the boundaries of the classical Western music tradition in which she was raised and discarding all linguistic text, Monk has created a way of using the voice that is transcultural in that it belongs to no specific time or place.