Lemur

“Med kontrabasisten Michael Duch och flöjtisten Bjørnar Habbestad skapar Tafjord och Grenager en mycket laddad och detaljrik skiva där kammarmusikens precision löper parallellt med improvisationsmusikens lyhördhet och snabba reaktioner. Svagt plockar de i småljuden, men bygger också tätare vävar i en helt akustisk ljudvärld. Att de dessutom är svaga för det utdragna och dronande gör det hela oemotståndligt.” Svenska Dagbladet, 17.11.2010

Bjørnar Habbestad  •  flutes
Hild Sofie Tafjord  •  french horn
Lene Grenager  •  cello
Michael Duch  •  double bass

Simmering with quiet intensity, Norwegian quartet Lemur aim for the world of chamber music with their collective improvisations. The ensemble develops a subtle, poetic music side by side with broadly painted soundscapes, balancing the beauty of a single pitch and the complexity of a sound cloud. Lemur works without any preconceived structures, allowing the shape of their music to grow from the necessity of the moment, informed only by the wisdom of rehearsal, discussion and evaluation. The result is a new chamber music of the finest build, “a golden balance of ethos and pathos, nuance and chaos”.

Lemur was formed in 2006. SInce their debut in Trondheim they have performed i Norway, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Taiwan, Macau, China, England and Scotland. Their two albums on +3db records have been met with much critical acclaim. Lemur has collaborated with Paul Lytton, Julia Eckhardt, Mats Gustafsson, Amit Sen, John Hegre, Dickson Dee, Trondheim Sinfonietta, N Ensemble and Tom Løberg. They also contributed to the punk poet Patrick Fitzgeralds release “Spirit of the Revolution” from 2007.

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Upcoming shows

  • 25/05/17 - 27/05/17 Teater Fot in Cape Town at Baxters Flipside
  • 04/06/17 Michael Duch & Koen Nutters in Berlin at Studio 8
  • 09/06/17 - 10/06/17 Trondheim Sinfonietta in Trondheim at Trondheim Kunstmuseum
  • 28/06/17 Lemur in London at Cafe OTO
  • 30/06/17 Michael Duch in Leeds at Leeds University

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