MONO ext.


My new project with the great piano player Lan Cao is called MONO ext.!!

MONO ext.

MONO ext. is a duo consisting of one percussionist and one pianist.

The instrumental combination allows the ensemble to slip effortlessly between classics of the repertoire, modern works and free improvised music in a new and exciting way.

With an instrumental and physical approach, they explore and push the limits of the natural acoustics of the snare drum and grand piano using conventional playing techniques as well as extended techniques and preparations.

Their work involves elements of conceptual and spontaneous composition, structured improvisation, performance and sound poetry.


Lan Cao ___________________________________ extended piano

Etienne Nillesen ______________________________extended snare drum


We recorded our music on december 17th last year and somewhere in the first half of this year (2017) we will release the record. We are finishing selecting the music now and getting it ready to be mixed and mastered…. I´m really happy with the recording and looking forward presenting this music to you all. I will keep you posted about the release date and upcoming concerts on this page and facebook!

If you are interested in booking us, just contact me on my contactpage on this website or call me for more information ||  +49 (0) 172 620 14 08

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