Zen in a Nightclub – The Mass Pursuit of Nothingness [SLNT115]

This is the debut release of the international mix-media/cross-genre collaboration project called, 'Zen in a Nightclub'. This release features improvisations with musical saw, free-form vocals and poetry, saxophone, knee violin, gadulka and more.

  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 1. Augmented Reality [04:19]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 2. Chaos Approach [04:14]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 3. Quit [05:37]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 4. Blue River [04:20]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 5. My Stoney Friend [06:52]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 6. Game of Life [03:50]

Special thanks to all the collaborators! Including:
Yeliz Bulgurcu of Izmir, Turkey (musical saw: Track one)
Elif Zeynep Karagöz of Istanbul, Turkey (cover art and artwork for track one video)
Paydaş Bre of Izmir, Turkey (photography for track two; Mustafa Subakan of Izmir, Turkey (photography for track three)
Sofia Arteaga of Dublin (vocals for track three)
Lindsay Baker of Margaret River, Western Australia (saxophone for track three and four)
Ferat Güven of Dersil, Eastern Turkey (photography for track 5)
Ivitsa Jankulovski of Skopje, Macedonia (photography for track five)
Čestmir Bergsma of the Nederlands (free-form poetry for track five)
Tom Horn of Queensland, Australia (video production for track six)
Kelebek Evrimi of Skopje, Portland and Perth (for track six)
and of course myself, Monti Karus of Perth Western Australia.

31 Oct 2019
Zen in a Nightclub is an experimental music project started by well traveled street performer Monti Karus. It promotes improvisation and free-form under the belief that through interpretation of energies present in the ether, we free-fall into the world of being led where our music should go. It normally starts with a loop track that is sent to the artist to improvise over, those improvisations are sent back as separate tracks, then once different elements are collected the tracks are mixed down and a 'song' is produced. The mission of Zen in a Nightclub is to unite people through improvisation using a wide array of musical forms and styles. It is not the just the auditory element that is incorporated in this media but also the visual element. Photography and artworks from an international spectrum have been gathered and fused to add depth to the tracks so a story can be placed behind each one.