CV

 

2020:

“Uprize OST!”

Release of the second album by 'Spaza' on Mushroom hour Half hour. Recorded, co-produced and Mixed by Dion.

Motion Picture Soundtrack to the documentary film 'Uprize!) directed by Sifiso Khanyile.

7.8-star Pitchfork Review.

“Suspension”

Composition for Digital Video by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi.

Screened virtually via http://five.webuygold.wtf/ 

“Buffering Juju”

Release Dumama & Kechou’s debut Album on ‘Mushroom Hour Half-Hour’. Entirely produced and Mixed by Dion Monti. with great press response (Global album of the Month in ‘The Guardian’)

 

“Nirox Residency”

3-week residency at ‘Nirox Sculpture Park’ at the cradle of Human Kind with a showcase of works in progress.

2019:

“Spaza”

Release of ground breaking, self-titled album ‘Spaza’. Released on Mushroom Hour Half Hour. Co-produced and Mixed by Dion.
Won global album of the year in ‘The Wire Magazine’, Bandcamp top 100 of the year list.

“Atlas Electronic Festival”

1-week residency at pioneering Moroccan electronic music festival followed by a performance with Nonku Phiri on the closing night curated by Esa Williams. 

“This Song Is For...”
Performance, Production, recording and mixing for conceptual performance & installation by Gabrielle Goliath. Exhibited at Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine.

“McGuffin”

Composing and Performing for architectural performance by Deville Cohen. Presented at ‘The Centre For The Less Good Idea’ in Johannesburg.

2018:

“Chips&Etc Season 3

The third instalment of biography related talks featured Itai Hakim, Yugen Blakrok, Nonku Phiri, & Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi.

 

“Songs We Taught Your Mother”

Residency at Ausland, Berlin. An invitation to interpret a female Jazz Composer of own choice, followed by a public presentation/concert.

 

“Out of Here”

Residency in Malmö, Sweden with Nonku Phiri. Containing talks, collaborations with Local Artists and 2 performances (Inkonst & PLX Festival)

“Chips&Etc Season 2”

The second instalment of biography related talks featured João Renato Orecchia Zuñiga and Tumi Mogorosi.

 

“ Joining Room”

Residency under the umbrella of ‘Joining Room’ and ‘Nothing To Commit Records ’ at the ‘Centre For The Less Good Idea’ in Johannesburg, South Africa, from February 9th to April 16th.

 

2017:

 

“The Beginning of Stories (Part 1)”

Music Composition for video by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, shown at ‘Seed Space’ in Nashville TN, USA.    

 

“Re-Vinylize Sessions”

Residency to produce a sample based album for and with the ‘Mushroom Hour Half Hour’ at ‘A4 Art Space’ Cape Town.

 

 “Abénaa / Alzire / Dandara / Tsholofelo (working title)”

Music Composition for Video installation by Kitso Lynn Lelliot

Presented at Iwalewa Haus in Bayreut, Germany.

 

“Apahasia”

Work with Anne Historical on performance art piece ‘Apahasia’ prepared and presented first at ‘Ausland’ in Berlin and performed as part of the group exhibition ‘AFRICA raccontare un mondo’ at PAC Milano.

 

“Remix”

Release of Remix for Dejot’s Fiveonarider on Hardau Records, Switzerland.

 

“Lighthouse festival”

Performance with Nonku Phiri at Lighthouse festival Croatia.     

      

 

“Asia Tour”

On 10 day tour Performing with Nonku Phiri In China, Malaysia, Macao, Vietnam and Thailand.

 

“Lost Lover”

First appearance and explanation of new alias ‘Lost Lover’ on South African online Magazine ‘Bubblegum Club’.

 

“Your Lost Lover”

First single release part of a compilation as new alias ‘Lost Lover’ under capetown-based label ‘Wet Dreams Recording’ followed by presentation of new work on Radar Radio.          

 

“Coldcut”

Recording engineer on behalf of ‘Mushroom Hour Half Hour’ for English producer-duo ‘Coldcut’ during their residency in South Africa.

 

“No more visual work”

Dion Decides to focus on sound related work only.        

 

 

2016:      

      

“Echolalias”

Multi track recording of, reel to reel loop-performance and installation for Anne Historical.

Exhibited at Biennale Dakar 2016.

                          

“Wonderer EP”

Music release of Solo project.

                 

“Live-Set”

Start of development for Collaborative Live-show with Nonku Phiri

Followed by first shows in South Africa, Mozambique (Maputo), Switzerland (Zurich) and the UK (London).

 

 

2015:      

      

“Window Workers”

Collaborative Visual performance for the BASA awards Ceremony with Anthea Moys and Lavendhri Arumugam at the constitutional court in Johannesburg.

                 

“Notes From The Ancients”

Featured artist on Installation and sound with Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi for “Post African Futures” at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, curated by Tegan Bristow.

 

“Chips&Etc season 01.”

Creation of a series of six biography-related music-events.

 

 

2014:

 

“The Burned Law”

Sound-compositions for installations by Ayten Mutlu Saray, presented at Atelier Mondial in Basel, Switzerland.

 

“Disruptors, this is Disruptor X”

Compositions and Live-stream Performance for an "anti-opera" by Pamela Phastimo Sunstrum and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi. from Johannesburg to Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, Germany.

 

“AMAZE-Digital Arts Festival”

Electronic Live-Set performance.

 

“Backspace Residency”

3 Weeks residency at Ithuba Arts Fund Johannesburg followed by group exhibition.

 

“The End Of History III”

Sound-composition for video-installation with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi at Brundyn Gallery Cape Town.

 

 

 

2013:

 

Moved to Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

“Aleppo”(working title)

Sound-recording for experimental documentary on civilian Life within and besides a war. 16mm celluloid, Aleppo, Syria. Shot and directed by Benjamin Dobo. To be released.

 

“Untitled”

Music for video installation by Monika Stalder for her ZHDK masters presentation Zürich.

 

 “The Conference Of The Birds”

Sound-composition for experimental film (67’) by Ayten Mutlu Saray at various Festivals: Journées Cinématographique Carthage Tunisie, Donesenart Espagne.