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Interview with Meredith Monk, 1969

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Interview with Meredith Monk, 1969
Additional title: Dance New York (Radio program)
Monk, Meredith (Interviewee)
Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1969-06-26
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-3013
Monk, Meredith
House Foundation for the Arts
Radio interviews
Radio programs
Content: Streaming file (approximately 28 minutes). Meredith Monk speaks with Marian Horosko about her company, House [House Foundation for the Arts] including the origins of its name; the reasons she prefers to include non-dancers in her company; working with the members of the company; the restrictive aspects of having a company; her vocal composition Blueprint and its relation to her version of The dying swan [a recording of an excerpt of Monk singing Blueprint, performed as she dances the Dying swan (the work entitled: Dying swan with sunglasses?) is played]; Monk's background including her training in the Dalcroze Eurhythmics method and in ballet; her starting to choreograph while a student at Sarah Lawrence College; creating and performing in New York City; performing at Judson [Memorial] Church as distinguished from being part of the Judson Dance Theater group; her building-specific works; works with variable elements; her and Don Preston's composition Candy bullets and moon; [a recording of an excerpt of this work is played, accompanied by Monk's live commentary]; her work as arising, at least in part, from a desire to integrate various elements, including dance and music, into theater.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast on Dance New York June 26, 1969 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 28 min.) : acetate, half-track, 7.5 ips. ; 7 in.
Sound quality is good.
Interview with Meredith Monk conducted by Marian Horosko, for broadcast on the series, Dance New York, on radio station WBAI-FM, New York, on June 26, 1969.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 915590874
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20758740
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 20bffd10-b910-0133-df4b-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Meredith Monk" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1969.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Meredith Monk" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 24, 2020.

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Interview with Meredith Monk