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Gaudeamus Saturday Night • Monoták


The music of DIY composers​ ​/ performers collective Monoták​ ​ranges​ ​from​ ​noise to contemporary​ ​classical​ ​concerts,​ ​to​ ​sound​ ​installations and​ ​sonic​ ​happenings,​ ​combining​ ​pop​ ​music,​ ​chamber​ ​music,​ ​electronica​ ​and improvisation.​ They love to experiment and collaborate, and organise performances and festivals like Electronic Extravaganza. In Tthe Golden Years, they present a wide selection of our work of the last 5 years, as well as a new collaborative piece inspired by the Flatness of the Earth.

Monoták is: Anat Spiegel, Bart de Vrees, Dirk Bruinsma,Wilbert Bulsink, Ivo Bol, Paul Glazier, Henry Vega, Florian de Backere, Eric de Clercq and Thomas Myrmel.

“The​ ​romantic​ ​cliché​ ​of​ ​the​ ​composer​ ​in​ ​his​ ​attic​ ​has​ ​been​ ​adequately​ ​shattered.​ ​But​ ​a diminished​ ​version​ ​of​ ​it​ ​lives​ ​on:​ ​the​ ​composer​ ​as​ ​the​ ​musical​ ​director,​ ​having​ ​a​ ​final say​ ​over​ ​every​ ​note.​ ​The​ ​composer​ ​decides,​ ​the​ ​musician​ ​performs.​ ​An​ ​international group​ ​of​ ​young​ ​composers​ ​in​ ​Amsterdam​ ​is​ ​doing​ ​something​ ​completely​ ​different:​ ​they have​ ​united​ ​themselves​ ​in​ ​the​ ​collective​ ​Monoták,​ ​in​ ​which​ ​the​ ​traditional​ ​role-sharing has​ ​upended.​ ​The​ ​members​ ​of​ ​Monoták​ ​are​ ​performing​ ​musicians,​ ​concert​ ​promoters, roadies,​ ​pr-employers,​ ​occasional​ ​cocktail​ ​mixers​ ​-​ ​and​ ​yes,​ ​also​ ​composers.” – Joep​ ​Stapel,​ ​NRC