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Cellular Songs


Created by Meredith Monk

Pairing voice with movement, instrumentation, and a site-specific video installation, Cellular Songs contemplates the fundamental unit of life and its relation to the universe. Drawing inspiration from biological processes—layering, division, replication, mutation—Monk looks to underlying systems in nature that can serve as a prototype for human behavior in our tumultuous world. Monk and the four women of her peerless vocal ensemble present a new work, continuing their investigation of the interconnected, ineffable relationship between humans and the natural world.

\ Production History

BAM Harvey, March 2018

\ Creative Team

Composed and Directed
Meredith Monk

Projection Design
Katherine Freer

Costume design and scenography
Yoshio Yabara

Lighting Design
Joe Lavasseur

Sound Design
Eli Walker