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Through her works, Hildegard Von Bingen sought to alleviate human suffering, both physically and spiritually, and spoke much about the varying polarities of men and women. Divine Harmonies observes the placement of these philosophies in our modern-day life. Quite often we hear the expression, 'If the walls could only speak?' Within the work, the women literally emerge from the wallpaper, and become the storytellers, voices from the past, rediscovering old tales, and challenging new ones. Contemporary composer Meredith Monk provided me with an ideal musical link to the middle ages, through her own compositions and recreations of Hildegard's vocal style.
Hildegard Von Bingen, Meredith Monk
Divine Harmonies in 2005 and 2007 tour. Download the program