The Truant Monks practice the compostation of sound rather than the composition of music.

Jens Nordmann and Ian Warner have been improvising, recording and performing music together in various constellations for over 10 years.

Their live performances are based on the improvised manipulation of field recordings, which are broken down into varying states of decay, and layered repeatedly. The result is a sonic humus shaped with an awareness for the unique conditions in which it is created.

For the listener, free to move in space without the constraints of a classic concert setting, and just as free to attenuate their levels of concentration, a tension ensues: familiar sounds, removed from their sources, are transformed from passive placeholders into active sound objects. The familiar is always in danger of decomposing into the abstract.



Past performances

5.3.14 | Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin
Live Performance as part of Superposition, organised by Esel durch Wiederholung

30.9.13 | Madame Claude, Berlin
Live Performance with Film

24.11.12 | Stedefreund, Berlin
Performance in an installation by Antonia and Jens Nordmann

16.11.12 | Arratia, Beer, Berlin
Part of the performance evening "Why Lame Ducks When Dogs Can Fly?".

17.10.12 | Ozean, Berlin
Guests of "Bandprobe", a project by Antonia Nordmann and Katja Pudor

8.9.12 | SOX Gallery, Berlin
Performance in an installation by
Tim Stapel


TRUAN™ONKS   Berlin, Germany


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