How can we confront the objectivity of data through musical improvisation? Six musicians from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds perform the latest installment of Laure Boer’s ongoing composition TORPOR. A projected graphic score, based on statistical data of Covid-19’s victims, invites players to explore the discrepancy between abstract numbers and personal experience. TORPOR is part of Dayang Yraola’s international project “Composite by the Numbers.”
Laure Boer is a multi-instrumentalist based in Berlin. Her music is inspired by noise and traditional folk music. Her performances are hypnotic improvisations around traditional instruments, odd percussions and sometimes a voice, singing or reciting in her native French; a vibrant universe that is both vulnerable and brutal.
In last fall 2021, she did a three-month artist residency at the Sound Art Lab in Denmark, an institution in the former Bang&Olufsen factories dedicated entirely to sound art. In 2020, Laure Boer won Acud’s one-month Amplify Berlin mentorship program and worked with her mentor Rabih Beaini, founder of Morphine Records. In 2019, she was selected to undertake a two-month artist residency in Manila, Philippines.
TORPOR – Laure Boer (2020 –)
26-27.11.2022 | Doors 20:00 CET | Starts 20:30 CET
Morphine Raum | Köpenicker Strasse 147 | 10997 Berlin