The members of Murmansk met at an improv workshop hosted by Eddie Prevost, percussionist with AMM in late 2001. Ever since, Murmansk have met semi-regularly to record their improvisations and play in churches, theatres, galleries and pubs around Ireland.

The members of Murmansk coalesced into the expanding Deserted Village collective and label. The members of Murmansk are multi-instrumentalists continuously refining their approach to making music. Acoustic and electric, analogue and digital, found objects prepared and home made instruments and good old-fashioned extended technique are all employed in a Murmansk performance.

The six members of Murmansk are all involved in a diverse range of other projects and come from different backgrounds; some have studied modern composition, jazz and others are self-taught. This enriches the music and creates tensions in the performances, which can be resolved in unexpected ways or not at all.

Murmansk Discography


Murmansk Murmansk (Album) Deserted Village Ireland 2003 Sell This Version
Humbug036 Murmansk End Of Navigation(CDr, Album) Humbug Humbug036 Norway 2003 Sell This Version
foxglove150 Murmansk Live(CDr) Foxglove foxglove150 US 2007 Sell This Version


Imvated cp 15 Murmansk Craterscrape(CDr) Imvated Imvated cp 15 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
Summer04minitourneeCD R.O.T., Murmansk R.O.T., Murmansk - Mo'money Tour CD(CDr) Not On Label Summer04minitourneeCD UK 2004 Sell This Version
DV19 Murmansk Untitled(CDr) Deserted Village DV19 US 2005 Sell This Version