Meredith Monk

Radio Songs


CAT #: WCR007

Release Date: February 3, 2014

As an innovator in music composition, choreography, theater, and filmmaking, Meredith Monk has an extensive oeuvre of interdisciplinary works from her start in the 1960s.

After a trip through England and France in 1972, Meredith Monk began working on her WWII opera Quarry: an opera in 3 movements. An integral character in the piece was a 1940s radio playing prerecorded compositions by Monk. Initially this included “Quarry Waltz” and “Quarry Radio”. “Gotham Lullaby” was later integrated into the opera. “Gotham Blues”, a piece written for Quarry but not used, was commissioned by director Ping Chong for his performance piece Fear and Loathing in Gotham.

Double-sided, black vinyl 12″ LP, edition of 500 copies in a letterpress sleeve and insert designed by Will Work for Good.

Sleeve images by Johan Elbers (b/w) and Jerry Vessuso (color). Record includes 16-page booklet with text by Meredith Monk and images by Steve Clorfeine, Lauretta Harris, Philip Hipwell, Giuseppe Pino and Nathaniel Tileston.


Side A
A1. Quarry Radio
A2. Gotham Blues

Side B
B1. Quarry Waltz
B2. Gotham Lullaby


01. Quarry Radio
02. Gotham Blues
03. Quarry Waltz
04. Gotham Lullaby