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