back in stock as of
june 14th, 2014
first in stock on
october 21st, 2009
|kye (usa) #kye 05 cd|
moniek darge “soundies • selected work 1980-2001” compact disc
- sand (22:34) 1980
- stormfugle (7:19) 1981
- fairy tale (6:46) 1983
- harpje (0:32) 1995
- caete (6:11) 1997
- verbondenheid (11:48) 1999
- turning wheel (8:53) 2001
|october 2009 release ; wonderful collection of mid-period sound-art pieces from the logos foundation’s moniek darge (often mentioned alongside her partner-in-crime godfried willem-raes) - the first new issue of her work since the 1995 experimental intermedia (xi records) “logos works” disc ...|
... starting with the electronic drone & punctual, pointillist percussion of 1981’s “sand” (erupting into a terrifying fury of howls & screams just when you get in the “zone”) & continuing on through “stormfugle’s” low-end hiss & errant electronics, “fairy tale’s” vocal pips & scratchy violin ... even the relatively contemporary “turning wheel’s” in-transit interplay (which sounds remarkably like something komissar & mama would do, btw) it becomes clearer & clearer that ms. darge has been on the true path lo these past 30+ years, wading not in the traditional sound-art or electro-acoustic compositional waters, but inhabiting some nether-region grounded in happenings, self-built / experimental instrument culture, and site-specific performance scenarios that are squarely hers & hers alone ...
excellent, essential work & telling as the first non-graham lambkin / shadow ring-related release on graham’s young kye imprint (who promises a series of releases by moniek in the near-future ; joy !!!) ; highly recommended !!!
moniek darge soundies (selected work 1980-2001) (kye 05)
moniek darge has been active as a composer, violinist, performer and audio artist since the early 70s. she is most widely recognized as one half of the pioneering new music group logos duo alongside her partner godfried-willem raes. the logos duo, which operates under the umbrella of the logos foundation, have been celebrated both at home in their native gent, belgium and on the international stage. they have performed their work in countries as diverse as brazil, new zealand, japan and the us. however, moniek's solo work has been harder to locate, the last published collection being sounds of sacred places (igloo records, 1987).
soundies is the first in a series of releases from kye that aims to bring moniek's solo material before a wider audience. soundies contains the following work: sand (1980) - for two percussionists with tape (electronics) and one participant from the audience / stormfugle (1981) - for two performers, voice, tape (electronics and voice), slides, film, clarinet and violin / fairy tale (1983) - for vocals, violin and tape (koala sounds and dog-growling) / harpje (1995) - for harp samples and performance / caete (1997) - for soundscapes, live musical objects and duo / verbondenheid (1999) - for voices, turkish turtle and live musicians / turning wheel (2001) - for voice, live violin and soundscape.
comes in an attractive 4-panel digipak graced with original art by moniek.