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listen  1. Monk: Last SongMeredith Monk 7:17Album Only
listen  2. Monk: Maybe 1Meredith Monk 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Monk: Little BreathMeredith Monk 1:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Monk: LiminalMeredith Monk10:57Album Only
listen  5. Monk: DisequilibriumMeredith Monk 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Monk: Particular DanceMeredith Monk 4:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Monk: Between SongMeredith Monk 6:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Monk: PassageTheo Bleckmann 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Monk: Maybe 2Meredith Monk 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Monk: Skeleton LinesMeredith Monk 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Monk: Slow DissolveMeredith Monk 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Monk: TotentanzMeredith Monk 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Hollenbeck: Sweep 1John Hollenbeck 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Monk: RockingMeredith Monk 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Hollenbeck: Sweep 2Allison Sniffin 1:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. van Hoek: Mieke's Melody #5Meredith Monk 5:15$0.99  Buy MP3 

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“Songs of Ascension” is a major new work from Meredith Monk. Written in 2008, and recorded in 2009 at New York’s Academy of Art and Letters, it is conceived as a continuous composition, a departure from Monk’s recent collaged or episodic works.

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  • Audio CD (March 18, 2008)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ecm Records
  • ASIN: B0012DNS6W
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,764 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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She has kept, quietly and firmly, to her own course, with the singleness of purpose and richness of vision of a truly great artist." -- The New York Times

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DarkyGirl on July 23, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Impermanence tickles the mind with its avant vocals and instruments - avant in their simple beauty, eloquent in peaceful (Maybe 2, Rocking, Mieke's Melody #5) and playful (Particular Dance), even silly (Skeleton Lines) aspects - they open the mind's channels of thought.

As Meredith Monk and the exemplary Vocal Ensemble are wont to do.

I can hear the vibrant 'presence' of the performers in the vocals. I hear the meditative storytelling unity of the ensemble, utilizing song/breath/sound/word/cadence/rhythm/reed/percussion/harmony/dissonance/polyrhythm. I hear it, and it moves with me across space/time, moving as if from death-and-separation to an embrace of the transient nature of life itself. I cannot decide of all her albums I own which is my favorite, though I think Mercy and Impermanence I have listened to most. Nominated for a Grammy in Best Small Ensemble Performance 2008, Impermanence has staying power. Thank you Meredith and thank you to every voice and musician who contributed to this album.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Fernando Bakos on May 18, 2009
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No words can descrime Monk's work. I've seen the live performance and this is a grat memorie of the emotions and energy she and the Ensembre offer so kindfully to the audience. As a record, is a jewel on it's own.
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Edward J. Korber on October 12, 2008
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This is a gentle avant guard compilation that all can enjoy. Meredith Monk, with her friends, reminds us that sound and song are important in our life; that we are all capable of expressing our hearts, our selves through music.
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