Meredith Monk: Inner Voice (2008)

Genres - Spirituality & Philosophy, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Netherlands  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

If an observer used one adjective to summarize Meredith Monk, "diverse" would just about cover it. A multi-hyphenate who divides her time between filmmaking, composing, singing, dancing, choreographing and a host of other skills, Monk attributes her breadth to over four decades of passionate Zen Buddhist beliefs that continue to deepen and enrich her focus. Drawn from a myriad of sources including film clips of Monk performing, interviews with Monk's collaborators, and revealing discussions with the lady herself, this documentary program from Holland both etches out a biographical portrait of the artist and establishes a sense of her need to live in and through self-expression. It also follows her creative process up through the period that produced her piece 'Songs of Ascension.'