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LUKAS LAUERMANN: HOW I REMEMBER NOW I REMEMBER HOW
THURSDAY, MAR 15, 07:30 PM
Cellist Lukas Lauermann presents his solo debut album How I Remember Now I Remember How with a New York premiere at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. He invites us to listen into “the great spaces all around” – spaces of memory, chambers of sensation, places of yearning.
Lauermann is a master of reduction to imply, not the omission of, but the immersion in a particular thing. He sets the lines of a poem to music and works out new ways of playing a centuries-old instrument. Yet for all his joy in experimentation, his music oscillates between the intellectual earnestness of classical music and the directness of pop music. Lukas Lauermann feels at home in both worlds. "If anyone asked me to define the music on this album," he says, "my answer would be: barrier-free modern classical music."
The evening will be opened with a special screening of Lena Gold's short film 'Just a small excerpt' (Video, 2018, 7 min, digital format). The filmmaker will be present at the screening and will give a short introduction.
The film is a small collection of video recordings of different music performances from Vienna (as well as Berlin and Athens): From B.Hysteria to Quehenberger to Volksgarten.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Lukas Lauermann, born in Vienna in 1985, works as a live and studio musician, arranger and composer, collaborating with Austrian bands and artists such as Donauwellenreiter, Ritornell, Soap&Skin, ALASAC, Mimu Merz and Der Nino aus Wien. The range of his activities also includes theater and performance projects with Gelatin, Saint Genet (US), etc. and music for audio drama and film productions. His collaborations have so far resulted in an output of more than forty releases. „Probably the most versatile and productive cellist in Austria” (Der Standard), Lauermann has been playing live solo shows for some time, and now he finally steps outside his former musical contexts by presenting his first solo recording. On his concert tours Lukas Lauermann frequently performs at renowned venues all over the world, such as La Cigale Paris, Royal Festival Hall London, National Concert Hall Taipei, Burgtheater Vienna, Philharmonie Cologne, or at festivals in Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Canada, to name a few. www.lukaslauermann.net
Lena Goldsteiner completed her Industrial Design studies at University of Applied Arts Vienna in June 2012 with a destruction theatre of home appliances, co-constructed the micropublishing house Soybot in Vienna, and converted to being a sculptor at Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and more recently in Athens, Greece. Lena continues working on destruction and composition within her own work, ranging from contemporary sculpture to video art, and is collaborating with colleagues from the fields of arts and technology, object-photography and experimental music.