The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

Collecting early works from this gifted vocalist and performer, studio and live recordings from 1966-1980 in NYC, Connecticut, Montreal, California, Berlin.

Monk, Meredith

Monk, Meredith: Beginnings (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"An unprecedented collection of recordings charting the earliest years of one of the world's most innovative and exciting renaissance women - composer, singer, performer, film director, visual artist and auteur Meredith Monk. Hand selected by Meredith from her personal archives, this fascinating compilation ranges from her first solo vocal performances in the mid-'60s, to ground-breaking works from the '70s up through 1980. An essential portrait of a vocal pioneer at her virtuosic and exploratory best."-Tzadik

See all items in the Tzadik category

Related Categories of Interest:


Compositional Forms
Unusual Vocal Forms
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv

Search for other titles on the Tzadik label.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Musique Action #4 (Marclay / Jauniaux / Minton / Yoshihide / Parkins / Weston / Vatcher / Luc Ex)
Madame Luckerniddle - Tribute to Tom Cora
Positive Catastrophe
Dibrujo, Dibrujo, Dibrujo
Black Music Disaster

(Thirsty Ear)
Crothers, Connie / David Arner
Spontaneous Suite For Two Pianos [4 CD Box Set]
Sao Paulo Underground (Featuring Rob Mazurek)
Tres Cabecas Loucuras
(Cuneiform )
Lee, Okkyung
Noisy Love Songs
Trio X
Live 2008 box set [5 CDs]
Barrett, Richard
Dorner / Schroder / Thomas / Steidle
Das Treffen
Douglas, Dave
A Single Sky
(Greenleaf Music)
Parker, Evan
House Full of Floors
Evans, Peter Quartet
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Dixon, Bill
Tapestries for Small Orchestra
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Rothenberg / Jauniaux / Phillips
While You Were Out
Godforgottens, The
Never Forgotten, Always Remembered
(Clean Feed)
Masson, Nicolas Parallels
Thirty Six Ghosts
(Clean Feed)
Attias, Michael
Renku In Coimbra
(Clean Feed)
Empty Cage Quartet
(Clean Feed)
Holshouser Trio, Will / Bernardo Sassetti
Palace Ghosts and Drunken Hymns
(Clean Feed)
Stein, Jason's locksmith Isidore
Three Less Than Between
(Clean Feed)
Blake, Ran & Anthony Braxton
A Memory Of Vienna
Mancini Project, The
Views of Mancini
Zorn, John
Martusciello, Elio
To Extend the Visibility [PAL DVD]
(Recommended Records)
Giardullo Open Ensemble, Joe
Red Morocco
Grandmothers, The
Eating the Astoria
(Obvious Music)
Price: $13.95
Out of Stock
Special Order
If ordered we
expect to ship within:
4 weeks

**Adding this out of stock item to your basket with other in stock items may delay shipping or incur additional shipping charges.


Shipping Weight: 5.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Product Information:

UPC: 702397772125

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-7721
Squidco Product Code: 12396

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Track 1 recorded by Daniel Zellman, Meriden, CT, October 1966. Tracks 2 recorded by Robert Withers, NYC, August 14, 2977. Track 3 recorded live by Daniel Zellman at Expo-7, Montreal, Canada. Track 5 recorded by Peter Pilafian at Gary Weis' Loft, Venice, CA, August 1970. Tracks 6, 12-15 recorded at Schaubuhne Am Hallesches Ufer, Berlin, Germany July 1980. Tracks 7-11, 16 recored live at the WBAI Free Music Store, NYC, May 10, 1976. Track 17 recorded by David Behrman at the Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC, March 1975.


Meredith Monk-Voice, Guitar, Bass, Jew's Harp, Organ, Piano

Andrea Goodman-Voice

Lanny Harrison-Percussion

Susan Kampe-Voice

Don Preston-Drums, Organ

Monica Solem-Voice

Collin Walcott-Percussion

Daniel Zellman-Echoplex Delay System

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search

Track Listing:

1. Greensleeves 4:08

2. Trance 5:18

3. Nota 1:41

4. Duet for Voice and Echoplex 3:22

5. Candy Bullets and Moon 4:26

6. Paris 3:24

7. Epic I 3:20

8. Biography 0:49

9. The Tale 1:49

10. Quarry Weave 2:51

11. Mill 2:18

12. Tower 1:39

13. Mill 1:44

14. Epic II 1:59

15. Quarry Procession 5:06

16. Porch 3:24

17. Do You Be? 3:28

What are other customers searching for?