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, Monieks 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 Monieks 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.
Composition dates: 1: 1980 / 2: 1981 / 3: 1983 / 4: 1995 / 5: 1997 / 6: 1999 / 7: 2001.
Sand for two percussionists with tape (electronics) and one participant from the audience.
Stormfugle for two performers, voice, tape (electronics and voice), slides, film, clarinet and violin.
Fairy Tale for vocals, violin and tape (koala sounds and dog-growling).
Harpje for harp samples and performance.
Caete for soundscapes, live musical objects and duo.
Verbondenheid for voices, Turkish turtle and live musicians.
Turning Wheel for voice, violin and soundscape.