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By Vivien Schweitzer
When Meredith Monk performed her “Click Song No. 1” on Thursday, it sounded as if she was accompanied by an array of percussion. But she was alone onstage as she offered a taste of her remarkable extended vocal technique, a petite figure framed by an enormous bright blue screen that changed colors throughout the program.
The event, at the David Rubenstein Atrium, formed part of the opening evening of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival. Jane Moss, the center’s vice president for programming, was inspired to create this multicultural festival of sacred music as a spiritual retreat for New Yorkers awash in a digital din and floundering on the multitasking treadmill.