(taken in part from the Festival do Nouveau Cinema catalog notes)
It's almost impossible to pin her down. Singer, dancer, filmmaker, composer, choreographer...Meredith Monk's talents include about as many artistic fields as you can imagine.
Meredith Monk: Inner Voice celebrates a multidisciplinary career that draws from a wellspring of Zen Buddhist beliefs and spans a period of 40 years. Based on a wealth of materials including personal archives, film clips of performances, and interviews with her collaborators, as well as conversations with the artist herself, this illuminating documentary articulates Monk's extraordinarily single-minded drive to live for, and through, artistic expression.
Tracing the path of her unceasing creativity up to and including her most recent piece, Songs of Ascension, the film reveals the mystical nature of artistic creation and the life-affirming energy of an authentic inner voice that in turn gives birth to deeper self-awareness.
Special Features Include Bonus Film: Live performance of Monk s seminal work Dolmen Music.
A profoundly moving tribute to one of America's greatest living performers, choreographers, and composers. Inner Voice offers a rich and complex portrait of Meredith Monk...Babeth M. VanLoo has created a film of immense beauty and historical value about one of the great creative minds of our age. --Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Always compelling, often ravishing! --The New York Times
An admiring portrait of an individual whose calm, joyous personality makes her quite wonderful company, both at work and in conversation. --Dennis Harvey, Variety