Mona Mur

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Mona Mur (born 1960 in Hamburg) is a vocalist, composer and audio designer.


Early years[edit]

In 1982 she collaborated with FM Einheit, Marc Chung and Alex Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten.

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.

In 1986 Dieter Meier of Yello became her producer. They hired JJ Burnel and David Greenfield of The Stranglers and the Album "Mona Mur" was released in 1988.

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[edit]

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.

Mona Mur collaborated with multi-instrumentalist and mediaevalist, Christian St.Claire or Raymond Watts in the 90s

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 2004, three of her tracks are to be found in the soundtrack of Fatih Akin's film Head-on.

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.

Since 2007 she collaborated with En Esch and Slick Idiot as producer and guitarist for their 2009 collaboration album 120 Tage.

In 2014, She performed a demon in FM Einheit's Zurich theatre piece ‘Artaud_Into The Explosion’.

Discography[edit]

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 En Esch[edit]

2011 Do With Me What You Want
2009 120 Tage - The Fine Art of Beauty and Violence

with FM Einheit and En Esch[edit]

2013 Terre Haute

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