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Mona Mur (born 1960 in Hamburg) is a vocalist, composer and audio designer.
As "Mona Mur and die Mieter" recorded the 12" Jeszcze Polska. This gained National and International attention, taking NME's single of the week slot by Chris Bohn and getting airplay by John Peel. The group decided to disband soon after this release.
Another Mona Mur Incarnation was in Berlin, between 1984 and 1986. She played with members of Einstürzende Neubauten, Stricher Flucht nach Vorn and organist Nikko Weidemann in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Bremen with Sonic Youth and Berlin.
With Joachim Witt she wrote and recorded two songs called "Casablanca" and "Wild ist die Welt" for a 7". This, according to Mona Mur, was never released.
After 1990 to present
In 1990, A second album, "Warsaw" was recorded with Grzegorz Ciechowski of Republika and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw. The album was only released in Great Britain in tiny numbers. Mona Mur claims the album is unreleased. Polish singer Katarzyna Groniec released cover versions of four songs from "Warsaw", making a hit with one of the songs in Poland.
Mona took a break from singing and turned her energy to Taekwondo, achieving the 3rd DAN. She entered the German National Team and became International German Vice Champion twice.
In 1996 she founded her company monamur music production, producing music and sound design for computer games Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days(EIDOS 2010), BALLANCE (ATARI 2004), SABOTAGE (dtp 2007) and media-art projects, videos and installations by Franz John, Heiko Daxl and Ingeborg Fülepp among others.
In 2006, she performed at the M'era Luna Festival
Her CD-compilation "Into Your Eye", a retrospective collection of her more than 20 years of work, not only contains the typical 80s punk wave elements of her music and some of the orchestrated Warsaw tracks but also new dark wave songs written and produced with Christian St. Claire.
- 2018: Mona Mur & Miron Zownir : Those days are over (10 June)
- 2015: Mona Mur: Warsaw
- 2004: Into Your Eye
- 1991: Warsaw
- 1988: Mona Mur
- 1983: Casablanca – Nur Phantasie (unveröffentlicht)
- 1982: Mona Mur: Jeszcze Polska (12")
with FM Einheit and En Esch
- 2013 Terre Haute
- "Mona Mur". nts.live. 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2019.