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Augusto Monk

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Born: January 30, 1971    Primary Instrument: Drums

Augusto Monk

Augusto Monk was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1971. As a child, he played the drums and later on the piano, the vibraphone and the orchestral percussion.

At the age of 24, he went to Berklee College of Music in Boston where he graduated in Composition Magna Cum Laude. He studied the piano at The Boston Conservatory, and after working as an orchestra manager and a freelance keyboard player he moved to London-UK to gain his Master’s Degree in Composition for Films; he also worked as a ballet pianist and piano teacher. Later on, he gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Music Education, and after several frustrating experiences in the classroom, he started a PhD in “Pansonic Co-ordination”, i.e: playing several instruments at the same time as a one-man band....
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Monk has really created something original here. Some folks that need to have polished comics, or formula based stories probably won't get the same thing out of this that I did, but for all you others out there, you're going to dig it. Almost Normal Comics “Sept. ‘06

He sounds like Tom Waits at his most sinister (”What's He Building?”) and dissolute. (...) but then the man is playing piano at the same time - and, during THE BAND, the drums as well on some lovely, laid-back jazz. And yeah, he's good - real good . Page 45-Sept. ‘06

(...) this was a really enjoyable, different approach to comic-book style storytelling. Zine World- Feb. ‘07

This album made us laugh and that's a fact. (...) If you have mainstream tastes then this might not appeal (...) the Bluesbunny has to give this the thumbs up. We actually laughed so much that we spilt our drink. Blue’s Bunny-Dec. ‘07

As a Leader: "Stories & Grooves" DVD Monk Music 2008 Tracks: 1-Happiness @ $10 2-Modern Management Handbook 3-Nice & Big Like The Real Thing 4-Percussion and Re-percussion 5-Piano Reflections 6-Run, Snare Drum!! 7-Too Many Wires for One Man Only 8-Vibrations Upside Down Personnel: Augusto Monk: Drums, keys, bass pedal-board, melodica and vocals.

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Primary Instrument:
Drums

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Demonstration on pansonic co-ordination i.e: playing several instruments at the same time. Covers: 1)how to develop the dexterity to do it. 2)How it can be applied to different mediums. 3)Examples of application in different music contexts.

Pansonic set-up of: Korg N5 keys; Roland PK-5 bass pedal-board; Tama drums; Honner melodica.

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