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
Digital album (high quality, WAV. 24bit) available for download here:
CD´s you can get at our concerts or contact me (only 30 copies, numbered / serigraphy cover)
Cao Thanh Lan – extended piano
Etienne Nillesen – extended snare drum
Text in pdf form: mono-ext-text