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About The M6

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Sidney Chen (left), Holly Nadal, Sasha Bogdanowitsch,
Emily Eagen, Peter Sciscioli, Toby Newman

The M6 is a vocal ensemble dedicated to continuing the legacy of legendary composer/singer/director Meredith Monk. The members of the group were among 19 singers chosen from around the world to participate in a professional training workshop offered 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 formed out of the desire to continue learning Monk’s work through direct coachings 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 to transcribe more of Monk’s work in an effort to help document it for future generations. The M6 was featured in a segment about Meredith Monk on NPR’s All Things Considered, and The New Yorker’s Alex Ross has called the group’s performance of Dolmen Music “particularly striking. The M6 was asked by Meredith Monk to give the debut live performance of her recently-composed work for six voices, Sheaving, and was featured on her album Songs of Ascension, released on ECM.

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. Individual member bios can be found here.

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