grew up in the lüneburger heide (north german heatherland), in berlin since 1975, studied visual communication at the hochschule der künste, active in the music-scene since the 80ies, founding member of the bands mania d, malaria!, matador. since 1993 spoken word + performance project miasma together with myra davies. various record releases and live appearances worldwide. 1994 initiator of the oceanclub, started the monika enterprise label (barbara morgenstern, contriva, cobra killer etc) in 1997. produced and presented 600 times the oceanclub radio show for radioeins together with thomas fehlmann. since 2007 solowork with the album i put a record on, 2010/11 greie gut fraktion “baustelle” with antye greie (agf). 2011 received v.u.t. golden indie axt – “to praise her unconventional approach as labelworker, as an artist and networker”. 2011/12 work on new solo album wildlife – which was released in october 2012 with a follow-up of international concerts. activist at female:pressure. since 2013 working with hans-joachim irmler on a new collaboration gut und irmler – album „500m“ was released 2014 on bureau B followed by a tour and a workshop/concert on “nrmal” festival mexico. 2015 solo concerts in columbia, australia/vietnam. started “vogelmixe” for heimatlieder aus deutschland in 2015. album released september 2nd 2016 with run united. 2017 release “myra davies: sirens (music by beate bartel and gudrun gut) and “bartel/gut: instrumentals for sirens (moabit20 lp)”, release “va: monika werkstatt” (dolp, cd monika90) with the div monika werkstatt live events. 20 years monika enterprise.