Indra’s Net

Indra’s Net [is] a testament to the enduring power of one of our most humane artists … a sui generis American master.”
The New York Times

Indra’s Net is a joyful celebration of togetherness, with voices that seem to be able to do anything.”
de Volkskrant

One of the most unique and influential artists of our time, Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator who has devoted her life to exploring the potential of the human voice. A pioneer of extended vocal technique and interdisciplinary art, she weaves together new modes of perception to expand the boundaries of music, performance, and installation. This living legend returns to the Armory with her latest creation, an immersive work that is part performance, part installation, inspired by Indra’s Net, a parable that illustrates life’s interconnectedness.

In the ancient Buddhist/Hindu legend, an enlightened king, Indra, stretches a large net across the universe with an infinitely faceted jewel placed at each intersection. Each jewel is unique yet reflects all the others, illuminating the interdependence of all living things. Following an initial concert performance of the work at Mills College in 2021 and a world premiere at the Holland Festival in 2023, this monumental creation receives a full production in its highly anticipated North American premiere. Monk, together with members of her extraordinary Vocal Ensemble, a sixteen-piece chamber orchestra, and an additional eight-member chorus, offers an interplay of music, movement, and architecture to embody celestial, earthly, and human realms through sound, video, and performance. The resulting production serves as a beacon to affirm life and a sense of connection to each other and all living things.

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North American Premiere

Music and Direction Meredith Monk
Costume and Scenic Design Yoshio Yabara
Lighting Design Joe Levasseur
Sound Design Daniel Neumann
Video Scenarios/Direction Meredith Monk
Cinematography Ben Stechschulte
Projection Design Jorge Morales Picó
Music Supervision/Score Preparation Allison Sniffin

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble
Paul Chwe MinChul An, Theo Bleckmann, Gideon Crevoshay, Allison Easter, Ellen Fisher, Katie Geissinger, Meredith Monk, Allison Sniffin voices
John Hollenbeck percussion


Photo: Kevin Kenkel


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September 23–October 6, 2024

Monday–Wednesday at 7:30pm
Friday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 3:00pm
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Performance Details
Wade Thompson Drill Hall
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This performance is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes without an intermission

Tickets start at $35 (plus fees)
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