Dr. Andrew Weil + Meredith Monk
Sound and Healing
Monday, October 23, 2017
2:00 PM–3:30 PM Sold Out
How can sound help us heal? The rise of sound meditation and therapy to ease pain and focus the mind have broadened our expectations of what sound can achieve. Listening inwardly, experiencing pitch vibrations, or surrendering to melodies can offer increased awareness, mental control and even promote physical healing. Pioneer of integrative medicine Dr. Andrew Weil joins composer/performer Meredith Monk on an exploration of how sound affects our bodies, encourages healing, and re-tunes us to our environment.
About the Speakers
Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) in Tucson, where he also serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health as well as the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology. He is a best-selling author of 15 books on healthy living, including the recent Mind Over Meds; Fast Food, Good Food; True Food; Spontaneous Happiness; Healthy Aging; and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health. Dr. Weil also serves as the editorial director of drweil.com, the leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine, and pens the popular Dr. Andrew Weil’s Self Healing monthly newsletter.
Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director/choreographer and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films, and installations. Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, she is a pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance.”
Celebrated internationally, Monk’s work has been presented by BAM, Lincoln Center Festival, Houston Grand Opera, London’s Barbican Centre, and at major venues around the world. She has made more than a dozen recordings, most of which are on the ECM New Series label, including the 2008 Grammy-nominated impermanence and the highly acclaimed On Behalf of Nature (2016). In 2015, Monk received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama, and over the course of six decades, she has received numerous additional honors including: the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, three “Obies” (including an award for Sustained Achievement), two “Bessie” awards for Sustained Creative Achievement, a Doris Duke Artist Award, and a Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts. She has also been named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Republic of France, one of NPR’s 50 Great Voices and Musical America’s 2012 Composer of the Year. In conjunction with her 50th Season of creating and performing, she was appointed the 2014″“15 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall. In Spring 2018, Monk will premiere “Cellular Songs,” the newest in a series of music-theater pieces exploring our interdependent relationship with nature, while seeking to evoke the ineffable.
This program is now SOLD OUT.
Member Tickets: $27.00