Monica Brooks has modeled sound works, compositions, and improvisations from piano, computer, field recordings, glasses, radio, and accordion. As a performer she has collaborated with various fabulous folks such as Jim Denley, Dale Gorfinkel, Herminone Johnson, Chris Abrahams, Robbie Avenaim, Kraig Grady, Richard Nuns, Eugene Chadbourne, and Joe Talia.
Long-term projects have toured nationally and internationally, including Great Waitress with legends Laura Altman & Magda Mayas (Konfrontationen 2011, Music Unlimited 2012, All Ears 2014); West Head Project, with Dale Gorfinkel, Anthony Magen & Jim Denley (MONA FOMA 2012), and Women’s Auxiliary Choir with Sonia Z, Loni Cooper, and Ces Hotbake (Various, King St, NSW 2011-2015). From one of her first group shows in 2007, Monica’s sound installation works are often heavily inspired by the technology and usage of radio transmission. Brooks also fronts the eight-piece ensemble, Electronic Resonance Korps, developing works for multiple mono computer performance. Other projects include currently undertaking a Masters (Hons) at University of Western Sydney (Penrith), and sounding like a goose while writing bios. Monica is currently recording a solo album for piano for RIP Society, due for release in 2015.
Photo by Lucy Parakhina