Mnemonists is a collective of avant garde musicians from Colorado, lead by Mark Debyshir and Bill Sharp. Their music is a crazy mixture of modern classical, experimental sounds, noise, industrial, avant garde and free jazz. Their releases were published by their own self-produced label Dys between 1981 and 1986. By 1985 the group had split off into separate groups for visual and audio work. From that time, Mnemonists operated only as a visual arts collective while the musical activity was taken over by a new group called Biota that featured a few of the musicians involved with Mnemonists as well as many new members. The two groups co-exist and share only a few members.

Mnemonists Discography


DYS 02 Mnemonists Some Attributes Of A Living System(LP) Dys DYS 02 US 1980 Sell This Version
Mnemonists Horde (Album) Dys US 1981 Sell This Version
Mnemonists Gyromancy (Album) Dys US 1984 Sell This Version
NOM25 Biota / Mnemonists Biota / Mnemonists - Musique Actuelle 1990(CD, Album) Anomalous Records NOM25 US 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mnemonists Nailed / Tic Rē Records UK 1984 Sell This Version


DYS 01/02 Mnemonist Orchestra / Mnemonists Mnemonist Orchestra / Mnemonists - Mnemonist Orchestra / Some Attributes Of A Living System(2xLP, Comp) Dys DYS 01/02 US 1985 Sell This Version


DYS 06 Mnemonists Roto-Limbs(Cass) Dys DYS 06 US 1981 Sell This Version