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'Kye is pleased to announce the release of crete soundies, the major new work by moniek darge, and the follow-up to last years soundies (1980-2001) CD. Crete soundies presents three new pieces - Magnesia (2006), Anemos (2007) and East crete (2008-2009). These works were born from two years of levka ori sound research, and an additional year in east crete in collaboration with fellow sound artist Francoise Vanhecke. Moniek Darge was born in bruges, 1952 and studied music theory and violin at the music conservatory of Bruges, painting at the ghent royal academy of fine arts; art history, philosophy and anthropology at the university of ghent, belgium. She is active as composer, violinist, performer and audio artist and has built light and soundsculptures, installations, musical instruments and for many years has been constructing a series of alternative music boxes, with which she also performs. darge has specialised in both soundscapes and live-art performances in which visual and musical aspects are combined and in interactional improvisation on violin. since 1970 she has performed around the world and has been active on stage, first with the logos ensemble, then with logos duo (together with godfired-willem raes), and more recently with the m&m robot ensemble. She also founded logos women, a small group specialised in intermedia improvisations performing their own compositions for various instruments, voices and music boxes. she's often invited by international artists to collaboration. In 1986 the third program of the national belgian radio broadcasted a series of programs about her concerts and performances in new york city and about some artists with whom she collaborated there. a similar program was made about her music experiences in Kenya and Rwanda. and later on also about Japan, China, Bresil, Australia, New Zealand etc. She herself also realised radio programs about women artists over the world. in 1997 she received the title of cultural embassador of flanders for the logos duo. moniek darge published several journalistic and literary essays, amongst which 'inter media myths, auto-author' (1986), an art edition, combining poetry, drawings, scores and pictures (toronto, art metropole-catalogue no.12) and the book 'lijf tegen lijf' (body against body, kritak, leuven, 1982). she's general editor of the 'logos-blad', the monthly magazine of the logos foundation, which appears already during more than 30 years and in which she also tells her international music travel experiences. many international magazines published her articles. besides her many concerts and performances all over the world and besides her activities as organiser, moniek darge is assistant professor at the hogeschool gent where she teaches 20th century art history, audio art and non western art studies at the fine arts department and an introductionary course in ethnomusicology at the music department. Crete soundies comes housed in 6-panel digipak, in an edition of 500, and is released with the support of the flemish government.' - Metamkine