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

Sasha Bogdanowitsch is a composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and educator whose work ranges from music for theater, dance and film to interdisciplinary performance and original songs. He is a co-founder of World In One, a non-profit arts organization, and the theater group Loom Ensemble, as well as a member of the vocal ensemble Moving Star. sashabmusic.com

Sidney Chen is a member of Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, most recently appearing in Monk’s music-theater work On Behalf of Nature, which has toured internationally and been recorded for ECM Records. With the San Francisco Symphony he premiered Monk’s chamber work Realm Variations as part of the 2012 American Mavericks Festival. He performed in Carnegie Hall’s 45th-anniversary celebration of Terry Riley’s In C, organized by the Kronos Quartet in 2009. Based in San Francisco, in recent seasons he has performed Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia and toured to Denmark with San Francisco Lyric Opera’s production of David Lang’s the little match girl passion.

Emily Eagen is a versatile singer of early music, folk music, and contemporary music. Recent performances include Steel Hammer by Julia Wolfe, as part of a vocal trio with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and the role of the Peacock in OTOYOTOY (Thomas Cabaniss, Saskia Lane, and Zoe Palmer), an opera for children ages 0-3 developed through Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute. Emily is a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall’s community engagement programs, including the Lullaby Project, and she teaches at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Brooklyn. Emily writes and performs folk music for both adults and children, combining singing with ukulele, guitar, and her skills as a two-time International Whistling champion.

Holly Nadal is active as both a soloist and chamber musician. Her current project is arranging Schubert lieder for voice, piano and electronics. She has recorded music for film written by Dominic Frasca, and premiered new works by composers Patrick Barnes, David Nadal, Sufjan Stevens and B. Allen Schulz. Holly has had a keen interest in Meredith Monk’s music for over 20 years, and is honored to be transcribing and performing the composer’s works.

Toby Newman is a versatile artist who actively performs new music, opera, and classical concert repertoire. She starred in Meredith Monk’s feature-length film Book of Days and has performed Monk’s work as part of her Vocal Ensemble. Additional new music highlights include the lead female role in Robert Een’s opera The Escape Artist at Disney Hall in Los Angeles and featured solo appearances in world and American premieres by composers such as Thomas Pasatieri, Huang Ruo, Gerald Cohen, and Hugo Kauder, among many others. Toby maintains a busy operatic and concert career, and has performed with Anchorage Opera, Opera Roanoke, Hawaii Opera, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, among many others. tobynewmanmezzo.com

Peter Sciscioli is an interdisciplinary performer, creator, educator and producer whose work encompasses dance, music, theater and film. He has been creating work since 1997, and in 2012 founded the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium, a network of artists and producers working across disciplines and cultures. Peter has worked extensively with Meredith Monk in a variety of capacities including performer, rehearsal assistant and Projects Director since 2003. He has also worked with such luminaries as Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, Ping Chong, DD Dorvillier, Daria Fain, Philip Glass and Mary Zimmerman, Susan Marshall, Fiona Templeton, and as a member of Jane Comfort and Company (2004-2010) throughout the U.S., Central and South America and in Europe. petersciscioli.com

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