2020 is bringing new exciting projects! I’ll be working on a new ensemble piece called Bakunawa (for 5 players, toypiano’s, pendules, metal tubes, objects and harp!). Also expecting a beautiful release in duo with Darin Gray on By The Bluest Of Seas (new sisterlabel of Brussels Okraïna Records). This in the shape of a double 10″ LP, with beautiful booklet of pictures inside by Beata Szparagowska. Check the live page to see where to catch any of this!
‘Against The Clock ‘ for FACT magazine on Meakusma Festival 2019
I had a wonderful encounter with Federico Sanesi on tabla (and other stuff) at the super ZUMA fest 2019, luckily it has been filmed and well recorded by URSSS!! For those curious, here is the video!
5 stars and very kind words for our Duo Pour 454 Chordes (prepared piano duo with Lionel Malric) on The FreeJazzBlog by Stef Gijssels!! You can read it here: http://www.freejazzblog.org/2019/03/pak-yan-lau-lionel-malric-duo-pour-454.html
AND… you could catch us in August during the Festival ‘Le Bruit De La Musique’ in France (http://ryoanji.free.fr/lbdlm/)
2 releases this month! Just to start the Chinese Year good :)
The Crappy Mini Band – Live at Les Ateliers Claus (recorded at Outlau’d Fest April 2011) on soundshots #3, Artwork/Drawings done by Wim Lots.
The Crappy Mini Band was my fetish band for all that was small, toyish and just cute. We had some great adventures musically and in real life. I miss playing with that band, and just very happy to share a memory from those really fun times!!
And secondly, a great concert we did some years ago with Going, on CD format, since many people keep on asking me why we only had vinyls ;)
Going – Live at Atelier210 (recorded at Science&Cocktails event, March 2017) on soundshots #4
Another year is passing, looking back, i remember starting 2018 with a nice talk and play with Nico Bogaerts for local Brussels Radio Panik!
For those interested, here the link to the podcast ;)
Happy to be part of August’s Wire ‘Below The Radar 28’
check it out here: https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/btr/below-the-radar-28
NEW RELEASE COMING UP!
Duo Pour 454 Chordes (prepared piano duo with Lionel Malric)
is finally seeing it’s light in LP and CD form, and that on El Negocito Records!!
Very soon more info!!
Next week i am hopping on the plane direction Tokyo and Taiwan with singer and electronic musician Lynn Cassiers. We have been playing together in The Crappy Mini Band almost 10 years ago, but now we are going to explore the free and the improvised.
Happy to meet again with my great Japanese friends and looking forward to meet the new Taiwanese musicians out there!!
(I made some Taiwanese town names mistakes… Sorry for that!)
New Album Out!! Going III Disque D’ORgue (on Silent Water/ Meakusma)
some live sets of my solo ‘Books’
And here it is: our cassette of Stills on the label Logique Floue.
A limited edition of 100 cassettes + fanzine with the beautiful pictures of Ian Dykmans are available! The music is composed with the photographs as our score…
2016 will bring some more music! I am preparing with STILLS (duo with Audrey Lauro where we use photo’s as musical scores) a cassette release by Double Sesame (http://logiquef.bandcamp.com/) with a booklet of photo’s by Ian Dykmans (http://www.iandykmans.be/)
Also duo recordings with Mette Rasmussen have been done. The road of choosing, listening and mixing is coming up!!
BUT !!! 2015 has been a great year, i am proud to present my triple solo box ‘BOOKS’
a laser printed wooden box containing 3 different 10″ vinyls
(check it out here: https://pakyanlau.com/solo/ )
I’ll be playing some concerts here and there to present it in 2016.
Another nice release is my duo LP with Chris Corsano
‘Asbestos and Little Rain’ on Les Albums Claus
Older posts about my running projects are in here: https://pakyanlau.com/news/ ;)https://themegrill.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/WordPress-Iframe-Demo-Code-Without-Plugin.pnghttps://themegrill.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/WordPress-Iframe-Demo-Code-Without-Plugin.png