Pak Yan Lau | Hong Kong / Belgium









After her piano studies in Belgium and Portugal, Pak Yan's musical interests made a shift towards free improvisation and sound/noise related music. Her love for curious sounding objects, her obsession for toys and her fetish for toypiano’s made it into a toy band called 'The Crappy Mini Band'. Other explorations found an output in 'Kuruwasan' (impro/jazz quartet with Daysuke Takaoka, João Lobo and Grégoire Tirtiaux).

Nowadays she is primarily working on her solo project (for prepared piano/synths/toypiano's), her groove/trance project 'Going' and her minimal trio 'lauroshilau'.

Her music spans different horizons, with improvisation and sound as main focus. Taking the extraordinary out of the ordinary and creating little sound-mosaics in a minimal, poetic way, while exploring the vast spectrum of sonar possibility is the best way to describe her path.

Besides, she also makes music for dance-theatre productions (‘Gadgetland’ with Lazara Rosell Albear, R.U.T.H. from Marjolein Elsink, 'Appeau' Cie La Zampa), shadow theatre (The Fabulous Choi Sisters), documentary (‘News From Nowhere’ by Christoph Van Collie) and children theatre Tweelicht & Zoon (production ‘SAAI’).

Toured Europe and Japan, and shared stages with musicians such as
Paolo Angeli, Lynn Cassiers, João Lobo, Nico Roig, Eric Thielemans,
Chris Corsano, Yuko Oshima, Andrea Parkins, Mathieu Calleja, Lazara
Rosell Albear, Mathieu Ha, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Norberto Lobo, Daysuke
Takaoka, Gregoire Tirtiaux, Audrey Lauro, Mori-Shige, Giovanni Di
Domenico, Manja Ristic and many more...

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