Monoton

Monoton

Real Name:
Konrad Becker
Profile:
Monoton was founded in 1979 by hypermedia wizard Konrad Becker as an art project that underwent various transformations and collaborations in its exploration of psycho-active sound programming and its psychosocial contextualizing. Based on the blank staff lines of an empty sheet of music, the distinct cover design of early records made it into a various exhibitions. In 1998 The Wire magazine singled out Monoton’s record "Monotonprodukt07" from 1982 among the 100 most important records of the 20th century.

Since the late 70's, early 1980's, Monoton and the affiliated project "Institut für wissenschaftliche Sensation" (Institute for Scientific Sensations) have been working on meta-mathematical structures, natural constants and resonance patterns in models of "bionic" psycho-active automat music. Research setups, installations and experiments range from electro-acoustic representations of square roots, powers and periods of n, to explorations of Pi, Fibonacci sequences, Magic Squares and others. Specific audio-software was developed to create psycho-acoustic effects based on frequency following responses and later included audio and VR systems triggered through brain-machine interfaces.

Beyond the available tracks, Monoton was largely performance and installation based, with conceptual environments, site specific events, multi-channel video and multimedia, productions. Over the years a range of various artists joined in the performances and projects.

Starting in 1981 Monoton also conceived music as the soundtrack for more than a dozen video productions of various lengths, like "Monotonprodukt 05", "Mission Monoton", "Trivial TV" and others. Collaboration with Dutch producer Daniel Leeflang started with the remix of a track from "Monotonprodukt 02" for the media production "Synsation". A series of joint live performances for raves and also for dedicated hypermedia productions from 1992 to 1994 resulted in several dance oriented releases.

A pioneer in experimental electronic music, Becker continued to break new ground in electronic media. In 1994 he co-founded the Institute for New Culture Technologies/ t0, and became Director of Public Netbase, a legendary center for digital communication culture. An initiator of World-Information.Org, a cultural intelligence provider, he continues to be active as artist, researcher, writer, interdisciplinary event designer, organizer and producer. Recent conceptual ventures include the Global-Security-Alliance.Com project.
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Monoton Discography

Albums

Monotonprodukt 02 Monoton Monotonprodukt 02 (Album) Monoton Monotonprodukt 02 Austria 1980 Sell This Version
Monotonprodukt 07 Monoton Monotonprodukt 07 (Album) Monoton Monotonprodukt 07 Austria 1982 Sell This Version
none Monoton Monotonprodukt MCMLXXXIX (Album) Monoton none Austria 1988 Sell This Version
ORAL 28 CD, ORAL 28 Monoton Eight Lost Tracks(CD, Album) Oral, Oral ORAL 28 CD, ORAL 28 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
GG155 Monoton Realtime(CD, Album) Klanggalerie GG155 Austria 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Monotonprodukt 04 Monoton / Wissenschaftliche Sensation Monoton / Wissenschaftliche Sensation - Ich Weiss Nichts / Ich Weiss Null(7") Monoton Monotonprodukt 04 Austria 1981 Sell This Version
SD 001 Monoton Mantron NR.5 Sky Disk SD 001 Austria 1991 Sell This Version
TRANS 2001 Monoton Tronic Subrise(12") Transtronik TRANS 2001 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
TRANS 3001 Monoton Synsation(12") Transtronik TRANS 3001 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
001 Monoton !NOW! Division By Zero 001 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
PD-1 Monoton Live At The Time Based Bar Vienna ' 92(7", Pic) Not On Label PD-1 1993 Sell This Version
Oral EP27 Monoton Ancient Futures - Applied Pyscho-Acoustic Meta-Mathematics(10", EP) Oral Oral EP27 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
Oral EP26 Monoton Four Lost Tracks - Bionic Automatic Archeology(10", EP, Whi) Oral Oral EP26 Canada 2009 Sell This Version