Pak Yan Lau
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Lau is a pianist with a penchant for improvisation, sound and electro- acoustic experimentation. After her classical piano studies in Antwerp and Porto, she moved to Brussels, where she is now a well-known figure in the local experimental scene. Her music ranges from minimal sound explorations (lauroshilau with Yuko Oshima and Audrey Lauro), to free jazz improv (Mette Rasmussen, Chris Corsano) to electro-groove/ambient (Going - trio with Giovanni Di Domenico and João Lobo). And currently also active as composer (latest release: Bakunawa, an ensemble piece for prepared harp, gong rods, toy piano's and minimal electronics) and creating sound- installations involving site specific places such as 'Sogni Liquidi' music for underwater in public swimming pools and '(t)ears': 22 handblown glass tears hanged in a space within every glass tear a system of hydrophones or independent passive speakers, functioning like a glassy acousmonium.
As a soloist, she has a trilogy (Books) out, where she plays 3 different instrumentations, respectively: prepared piano/synth, sampler, electronica/toy pianos, gong rods, electronica. Thanks to her encounter with Japanese tubist Daysuke Takaoka, she has developed a relationship with Japan and their artists over the past 10 years. Being active in different fields she has collaborated with wonderful musicians such as Chris Corsano, Akira Sakata, Darin Gray, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, Mette Rasmussen, Rie Nakajima, Toshimaru Nakamura, Susana Santos Silva, Manuel Mota, Lynn Cassiers, João Lobo, Giovanni Di Domenico, Norberto Lobo, Manja Ristic, Lionel Malric, Audrey Chen, Clara Levy and many more.
She works with dance (a.o. DERAILED / Benjamin Vandewalle) and shadow theatre (The Fabulous Sisters Choi), creates soundtracks for short movies (FENWICK) and radio documentaries (Nora & Violeta - Chloé Despax/ Anaïs Carton) and has released different albums on Holidays Records, el NEGOCITO records, Silent Water, Cortizona, By the Bluest of Seas, etc... Toured different festivals and venues in Europe, UK, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.
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