The composer and filmmaker shared a photo of her and President Obama earlier today
Meredith Monk was honored with the National Medal Of Arts by President Obama at the National Humanities Medal Ceremony today. The medal is the highest honor in the United States specifically given for achievement in the arts. You can see a picture of her with Obama above, taken from her Facebook page. Fellow honorees today included Sally Fields and Stephen King.
The medal is just one of the many honors Monk has been awarded over the years including a MacArthur grant, but for most FACT readers she may be best remembered for providing the source of key samples to DJ Shadow‘s classic ‘Midnight In A Perfect World‘.
Watch Monk perform ‘Vessel Suite’ below with the Vocal Ensemble below: