Moniek Darge

Moniek Darge (1952, Bruges) is active as a composer, violinist, performer and audio artist. She has built light- and soundsculptures, installations, musical instruments and has been constructing a series of alternative music boxes, with which she also performs. Darge has specialised in both soundscapes and live-art performances in which visual and musical aspects are combined and in interactional improvisation on violin. She founded Logos Women, a small group specialised in intermedia improvisations performing their own compositions for various instruments, voices and music boxes.

In 1997 she received the title of Cultural Embassador of Flanders for the Logos Duo. Moniek Darge published several journalistic and literary essays, amongst which “Inter Media Myths, Auto-Author” (1986), an art edition, combining poetry, drawings, scores and pictures (Toronto, Art Metropole-catalogue no.12) and the book “Lijf tegen Lijf” (Body against Body, Kritak, Leuven, 1982).

Moniek Darge has been an assistant professor at the “Hogeschool Gent” where she teached 20th Century Art History, Audio Art and Non Western Art Studies at the Fine Arts Department and an Introductionary course to Ethnomusicology at the Music Department. She retired in 2012.
Moniek Darge was born in Bruges, 1952 and studied music theory and violin at the Music Conservatory of Bruges, painting at the Ghent Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Arthistory, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Ghent, Belgium.