Roles in Archive: Performer
The M6 is a vocal ensemble dedicated to continuing the legacy of legendary composer, singer, and director Meredith Monk. The members of the group were among the nineteen singers chosen from around the world to participate in a professional training workshop by Monk and the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall in January 2006, culminating in the Meredith Monk Young Artists Concert at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. In 2007, the M6 was established in order to continue learning Monk’s work through direct coaching with the composer herself, as well as with past and present members of her vocal ensemble. Since the majority of Monk’s work is created and taught in the oral tradition, the group is devoted to immersion in this process and believes it is vital in order to assure that her extraordinary work lives on. Individual members are also working on transcribing more of Monk’s work to help document it for future generations. Appearances have included concerts at the Whitney Museum, La MaMa, Symphony Space, the Stone, Roulette, and Issue Project Room, as well as performances and residencies at Trinity College in Hartford, Syracuse University, Bronx Community College, and Sarah Lawrence College. The M6 is Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Sidney Chen, Emily Eagen, Holly Nadal, Toby Newman, and Peter Sciscioli.