Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description The iconoclastic New York artist Meredith Monk returns to BAM with her newest music-theater work, Cellular Songs. Pairing voice with movement, instrumentation, and a site specific video installation, Cellular Songs is a continuation of Monk's works that explore human beings' interdependent relationship with nature while seeking to evoke the ineffable. The work, at once playful and contemplative, draws inspiration from such cellular activity as layering, replication, division, and mutation, and looks to underlying systems in nature that can serve as a prototype for human behavior in our tumultuous world. Conjuring cycles of birth and death throughout, Monk once again reminds us of her vitality as an artist who cuts to the core of experience. Cellular Songs will be Monk’s 11th production at BAM, which began with the 1976 presentation of Quarry. She most recently presented On Behalf of Nature (2014 Next Wave).