Meredith Monk's Imaginary Voices and Andreas Vollenweider Live on Echoes
Hear the voice of the collective subconscious in Meredith Monk. Before Elizabeth Fraser, Lisa Gerrard and Azam Ali, there was Meredith Monk, singing in her own, abstracted language creating a sound like folk songs from another planet. A 13-CD set of her music on ECM Records has just been released. We talk with Meredith Monk about ritual, aural ascension and mysterious voices.
Weekend listeners may also hear harpist Andreas Vollenweider playing live. Echoes connects remotely with the Swiss artist in his home, for an exclusive live performance of music from his new album, Slow Flow and Dancer and some classics. Vollenweider has won a Grammy, and in the 1980s and 90s was a signature artist of the new modern instrumental sound and a pioneer of world fusion. Joined by his longtime percussionist, Walter Keiser, Vollenweider weaves his fanciful improvised melodies together live on Echoes from PRX.