Meredith Monk has always been unique. She writes music, dances, creates performances and plays the piano, but above all she is a singer. Rather than singing songs to a text, she plays with the endless possibilities of the voice. It inspired singers all over the world to go in search of their own sounds.
Zonzo Compagnie made its name with performances inspired by famous composers such as John Cage, Bach, Miles Davis and Purcell, and now - for the first time - adds a contemporary and female composer to that list. Once Meredith Monk made a performance for Zonzo Compagnie, now Zonzo Compagnie is making a performance about her.
In Hey Meredith!, singer Naomi Beeldens, trombonist Loes Minnebo, piano player Anthe Huybrechts, director Ine Van Baelen and videomaker Stijn Grupping explore an oeuvre of almost 60 years, following the voice of Meredith Monk.
NAOMI BEELDENS vocals & dramaturgy
LOES MINNEBO/NABOU CLAERHOUT trombone & vocals
ANTHE HUYBRECHTS piano & vocals
MEREDITH MONK compositions
KAREL STULENS arrangements
INE VAN BAELEN & STIJN GRUPPING direction, video & scenography
INGA HULD HÁRKONADÓTTIR choreography
SABRINA TRANSISKUS costume design
WIM BERNAERS lighting & technical design
A production by Zonzo Compagnie in coproduction with STUK & Perpodium. Supported by DE SINGEL & the taxshelter of the Belgian Federal Government via Cronos Invest.