Delphine Dora & Lau Nau at ausland / Saturday, 24.03.2018
Since 2005, pianist, vocalist, improviser, composer and founder of the Wild Silence label, Delphine Dora has discreetly published recordings on imprints such as Siren Wire, Abaton Book Company, Was Ist Das?, Fort Evil Fruit, Okraïna, Bezirk and Feeding Tube.
Her iconoclastic music, which translates her personal world into sound, is based on an idea of composition as a spontaneous process, nourished by a variety of approaches: poems and texts by the likes of Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath or Sarah Kane are set to music; songs at once both intimate and haunting are wrought from the aether (think about Sybille Baier or Maxine Funke); raw sketches melted into lost languages; free improvisations performed for piano and for various instruments; wild vocal experimentation explored… these provide the raw materials of Delphine’s unique compositions.
Lau Nau, aka Laura Naukkarinen, is one of the more interesting names in the Finnish music scene. Her songs are imbued with a cinematic breadth of vision and her idiosyncratic, finely honed soundworld builds on fragile, spectral otherness. She composes, produces and performs music for films, theatre and sound installations using both acoustic and electronic instruments and field recordings, combining everything from analogue synthesizers to found objects and her own voice.
Lau Nau returns with her 5th album “Poseidon”, released in three continents (Europe, USA, Japan). The album has garnered a wide acclaim across media and fans and is nominated for the Emma prize (Finnish equivalent of Grammys) in the critics award category. ‘Poseidon’ is a suite of luminous, melancholic, world-weary songs that exist in a world of all their own, treading the line between chamber folk and experimental pop.
Delphine Dora / Lau Nau
13.3.2018 | Doors 20:30 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Strasse 60 | 10437 Berlin