Lemur performs, creates and curates contemporary music in improvised, composed, mediated and conceptual formats. The group works as four-headed organism of strong-minded individuals geared on creative group processes.
Since forming in 2006 Lemur has performed in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Latvia, Taiwan, Macau, China, England and Scotland. Their albums on +3db records have been met with much critical acclaim, as is the case with their collaborations with Stian Westerhus, Paul Lytton, Julia Eckhardt, Mats Gustafsson, Ilan Volkov, Lotte Anker, Amit Sen, Robin Hayward, John Hegre, Caput Ensemble, Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra, Dickson Dee, Trondheim Sinfonietta, N Ensemble and Tom Løberg amongst others.
From 2011 to 2018 the group curated the concert series PB.1898 at Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall in Arendal. In 2018, Lemur is Ensemble-in-Residence at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.
From the press:
Simmering with quiet intensity, Norwegian quartet Lemur aim for the world of chamber music with their collective improvisations. The ensemble develops a subtle, poetic music side by side with broadly painted soundscapes, balancing the beauty of a single pitch and the complexity of a sound cloud. Lemur works without any preconceived structures, allowing the shape of their music to grow from the necessity of the moment, informed only by the wisdom of rehearsal, discussion and evaluation. The result is a new chamber music of the finest build, “a golden balance of ethos and pathos, nuance and chaos”.