MICHAEL DUCH (1978)
Improvisor, researcher and double bass player. He completed his project "Free Improvisation - Method and Genre" as a research-fellow at the University of Trondheim (NTNU) late October 2010. Michael has been involved in about 30 recordings released in various formats, and has played solo-concerts in Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim, Oslo, Tromsø, Glasgow, Gothenburgh, Athens and London. He performs regularly with his trio with Rhodri Davies and John Tilbury, the rockband Dog & Sky, dronetrio TRICYCLE , acoustic postnoise with ORIGAMI TACET and ad hoc collaborations with performers like Otomo Yoshihide, Taku Sugimoto, Sachiko M, Mark Wastell, Mattin, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Brötzmann, Jaap Blonk, Gert-Jan Prins, Christian Wolff, Tony Conrad ao.
BJØRNAR HABBESTAD (1976)
Flutist educated in Bergen, London and Amsterdam. Works as a soloist, chamber and ensemble musician in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the US, covering musical grounds from classical contemporary to noise, electro-acoustic and free improvised music. Habbestad has collaborated with a a range of composers in both the acoustic and electroacoustic domain and is responsible for the Norwegian premieres of works by Sciarrino, Ferneyhough, Nono and others. Recent activity includes a commision for the opening of the Borealisfestival with Pascal Baltazar (FR), the solo part in Luigi Nono`s epic work "IO - frammento dal prometeo" at the Bergen Festival and a collaboration with Berlin based percussionist Burkhardt Beins. Habbestad is a founding member of the N-Collective, Artistic Director of +3DB records and a co-curator at Lydgalleriet, a Bergen based gallery for sound art.
HILD SOFIE TAFJORD (1974)
Performer and composer playing horn and electronics. She studied jazz and improvised music at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Tafjord has made music for dance, film, theater, installations/ sculptures, done performances, workshops and site specific concerts. Her work has taken her through Europe, USA, Canada and Asia, both with her solo project and in bands like LEMUR, SPUNK, AGRARE, TRINACRIA and PHANTOM ORCHARD ORCHESTRA. She has collaborated with numerous artists like Wolf Eyes, Campbell Kneale, Matmos, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Otomo Yoshihide, Fred Frith, Zu, Evan Parker etc. She participates on more than 30 releases at a.o. Rune Grammofon, Asphodel, Pica Disk, ECM, Universal, Moserobie, Jazzland, ImpRecords and OHM Records.
LENE GRENAGER (1969)
Works as cellist, composer and producer. She has composed music for many types of ensembles from solo to orchestra, with different adaptations of notation and improvisation. Her main ensembles in addition to Lemur is SPUNK and Jernberg/Grenager-duo. She has collaborated with musician such as Joelle Leandre, Ellen Fullmann, Lucio Caprece, Mats Gustafsson, Sten Sandell and Mattin and has participated on festivals such as FIMAV Victoriaville, Ultima Oslo, Stockholm New Music, Huddersfield, November music, All Ears, Wels Unlimited and Molde International Jazzfestival. She has contributed on some 20 recordings as composer, musician and producer of which three are dedicated to her own compositions. The album Systema naturae (Øra Fonogram) was nominated to two Norwegian Grammys in 2010. www.grenager.no