Meredith Monk with Katie Geissinger and Allison Sniffin in Concert (sold out)

21 October 2023

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Unique and intimate concert by legend of contemporary music.

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Please note: Tickets for this concert are unfortunately sold out. No tickets will be offered at the door and there is no waiting list.

In this performance, Meredith Monk offers one of her rare, more intimate concerts in Amsterdam's oldest building with renowned members of her Vocal Ensemble, Katie Geissinger, and Allison Sniffin. The concert reflects Monk’s six decades of innovation and awe-inspiring vocal mastery, mining the depths of the myriad possibilities of the human voice.

Repertoire includes: Selections from ATLAS: an opera in three parts (1991), Cellular Songs (2018), The Games (1984), impermanence (2004-2006), Light Songs
(1988), The Politics of Quiet (1996), and Volcano Songs: Duets (1993).

Oude Kerk Meredith Monk concert 49 high res foto Maarten Nauw

About Meredith Monk
Meredith Monk (b. 1942, New York City) is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films and installations. Recognised as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, she is a pioneer of what is now called extended vocal technique and interdisciplinary performance. Monk creates works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound, discovering and weaving together new modes of perception. Celebrated internationally, Monk’s work has been presented at major venues throughout the world.

About Katie Geissinger

Katie Geissinger has been performing with Meredith Monk since 1990, in concert and theater pieces including ATLAS, The Politics of Quiet, WEAVE with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Grammy-nominated impermanence. She recently toured Europe with Indra’s Net, Cellular Songs and MEMORY GAME (a concert with the Bang on a Can All-Stars). Geissinger has also premiered Bang on a Can’s OBIE Award-winning The Carbon Copy Building and performed in the second world tour of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach. Recent engagements include MEMORY GAME in Los Angeles and Pam Tamowitz Dance with music by David Lang in Song of Songs at the Barbican in London and at New York City Center.

About Allison Sniffin
Allison Sniffin, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer, has been a member of Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble since 1996, performing in The Politics of Quiet, A Celebration Service, Magic Frequencies, mercy, Turtle Dreams, Book of Days (concert version), impermanence, Songs of Ascension, On Behalf of Nature, Cellular Songs and Indra’s Net. She has prepared many of Monk's works for publication (Possible Sky, WEAVE, Realm Variations, Stringsongs, Backlight, Night, Piano Albums I and II) and was the arranger of Tokyo ChaCha for Bang on a Can All-Stars (MEMORY GAME, Cantaloupe Music). Recent compositions include Eko (2019) for SSAA and strings and Paddywhack South (2021) for marimba, piano and wind quintet.