Monastery Records

Our catalogue of recordings, released, unreleased, out of print and ephemeral, by the Monks and others.

Improvised Explosive Devices

Improvised Explosive Devices
MONXCD001

Vanita & Joe Monk
Electroacoustic redecomposition - duets and small group manipulations
With Pierre Verbeek, Miriam Siebenstädt, Mariette Kleisen, Henk van Schaik, Ruslan Amirinsky, Mira Uršić, Peter Sterk & Victor Suy Bio Snijtsheuvel.
December 2003 and January 2004

Buy this CD (Underbelly Shop Rotterdam, also online)

Improvised Explosive Devices #1-92.

Talking To A Different Drum

Talking To A Different Drum
MONXCD002

Vanita & Joe Monk
Adventures in words, music and social engineering
With Pierre Verbeek, Miriam Siebenstädt, Mariette Kleisen, Henk van Schaik, Ruslan Amirinsky, Mira Uršić, Peter Sterk, Victor Suy Bio Snijtsheuvel & Willy Bakker.
December 2003 and January 2004

La Grande River Blues #1&2; My Instrument #1,2&3; Radio Counterpoint on Dirty Life #4; Dirty Words; Dirty Life #1; Is There Anything I Can Do For You?; Can You Bear It For A While?; My Voice.

Wet Beast Breaking Through Ice

Wet Beast Breaking Through Ice
MONXCD003

Vanita & Joe Monk
Words & music 2004-2007
With Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Robin Schaeverbeke, Jelis Stam, Remco Takken, Simone Tecla, Victor Suy Bio Snijtsheuvel, Lukas Simonis, Nina Hitz & Robert Kroos
December 2004 to July 2007

Left Right; 7(+2) Songs From Wet Grass (Song Of The Rain - March Of The Rain - Song Of The Memories - March Of The Memories - Song of Mattress, Candle and Gin - Song Of The Road - Blind Rain Boogie - Song Of The Virgin - One More Time Song); Nothing But Nothing Itself; Fear Of Nothing (A Children's Song); Dirty Life #6; The Warrior's Love Song (parts 1&2) ; Frog Song; Song For Pierre; Open Als Wat (Dirty Words); Coda From Wet Grass; Dirty Life #7.

Ghosts

Ghosts
MONXCD004

Vanita & Joe Monk
Keyboard & woodwind improvisations
January 2006 to January 2007

I Am A Ghost (parts 1, 2); I See A Ghost Too (parts 1, 2, 3); Always These Ghosts (parts 1, 2, 3); Ghosts.

Not Necessarily Music Orchestra

Free Discipline For About 17 Improvisers

Not Necessarily Music Orchestra
(Willy Bakker, Vanita Monk, Jola Meijer, Joe Monk, Rob van Schaik, Hans Lagerweij, Henk van Schaik, Jelis Stam, Victor Snijtsheuvel, Remco Takken, J.W. Van Hemert, Joost van Oosten, Jeroen Visser, Károly Tóth, Han van Hulzen, Hugo van Rooij)
June 8, 2007

The Secret Word For Tonight Is Discipline;
And Discipline Begins With Silence.

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