New IOS-app “Sounding Images #7-12” release and performance at Gong Tomorrow festival November 10th 2018
“Sounding Images #7-12” is a new audiovisual IOS app, which I have been working on since early 2017 as a follow up to its predecessor “Sounding Images #1-6” from 2016. Whereas “Sounding Images #1-6” was based on concrete sound recordings, “Sounding Images #7-12” is based entirely on sound synthesis, with no prerecorded sounds whatsoever.
To mark the release, my longtime collaborator Ying-Hsueh Chen and I will present the app, at a concert at the experimental music festival “Gong Tomorrow” November 10th 2018 at the Copenhagen venue ALICE. As a new experiment at this concert, the app will be part of a spectacular musical duo-performance, where I will perform with the app in a musical dialogue with Ying-Hsueh Chen, performing on her acoustic percussion instruments.
"The Mærsk Opera" vinyl-LP soon to be released!
Finally, after several years in the making, and numerous mixing-sessions with producer Rasmus Winther Jensen, “The Mærsk Opera” is scheduled for release in december 2018. It will be released as a deluxe double-vinyl package, from the Danish record label Dacapo with brillant cover artwork by SUPERFLEX
"Advanced Avantgarde" vinyl LP released!
"Advanced Avantgarde" is a collaboration project with composer and producer Peter Helms. Our first 12' vinyl record, with a suite of "advanced avantgarde" music for MIDI-instruments, was released in march 2018 - with sublime cover artwork done by my brother Jens Monrad. Buy the physical release on discogs - and have a listen here. Also, have a look at Monrad&Helms' youtube-channel.
Interview from 2005 with Danish Electronic Music Pioneer Else Marie Pade released
My interview with Else Marie Pade from 2005 has finally been released in the collection "Else Marie Pade - Samlede tekster" from publisher Passive/Aggressive. Read more about the interview in the texts-section on my homepage.
"Apophenia Cloud Travel Apparatus"-vinyl LP soon to be released!
In 2014 I created the sound design for visual artist Jacob Tækker‘s exhibition “Apophenia Cloud Travel Apparatus”, held at Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art during spring 2014. The Sound design was based on superimposed timestretched household sounds, generated from a granular synthesis-setup (programmed in open source software Pure data) with in-build slight irregularities resulting in discrete rhythmical patterns. Now we are in the final stages of releasing a long planned vinyl record documenting the exhibition. For this record I have created 6 new electronic music pieces based on the original sounds and synthesizers from 2014. And Jacob Tækker has developed a peculiar new artistic design for the sleeve and vinyl - where everything will be transparent... More info coming soon..