Here is a short video of a recording session in early January. This performance was our first experiment with André using a small wearable amplifier to add some distorted feedback textures to our music. We’ve been given permission to use the village church for recording/rehearsing, which is handy as we like the acoustics of the building. We are the tiny figures hidden behind the pews at the end, by the way.
Laura Cannell & André Bosman perform improvised experimental fiddle music with a focus on exploring the interweaving sounds and textures of their instruments. Through the use of extended techniques, distortion, feedback and space, they create a unified and untamed music of emotive otherness.
Laura is an innovative performer specialising in medieval, traditional and experimental music. She explores the spaces between ancient, improvised and contemporary performance and has been described by The Times as a “Virtuoso Magpie Musician”. She studied at London College of Music and the University of East Anglia. Laura is the founder member of experimental folk duo Horses Brawl with whom she has released four albums, toured extensively throughout the UK and beyond and appeared several times on BBC Radio 3. In 2011 Laura was offered an artist residency at Aldeburgh Music, where she wrote and recorded an album with experimental harpist Rhodri Davies. She is also working on a new collaboration with Charles Hayward (This Heat) and Ralph Cumbers (Bass Clef).
André is interested in live performance and improvisation. With a love of distorted textures, early minimalism, American primitivism, and medieval dirge Andre attempts to explore the aesthetics of liminality and emergence within his music. André has a Masters in Electroacoustic music and has performed with Phil Niblock, Tony Conrad and Rhodri Davies. He has played all over the UK at places including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Faster than Sound.