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The On Being Project

Archaeologist of the Human Voice

Meredith Monk

Archaeologist of the Human Voice

A kind of archeologist of the human voice, singer and composer Meredith Monk says that "the voice could be like the body" — flexible and fluid with practice. Through music as through meditation, the longtime Buddhist practitioner pushes the boundaries of what we can do without words.

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    Meredith Monk

    is a Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow, and founder of the Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble. She's also artistic director of The House Foundation.