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WILL BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 2016
Mikrophonie turns it attention to the inside of musical instruments. A sonic microscope is created, performed, mixed and diffused in real time through the use of extreme close-miking of the ensemble and wireless headsets for the audience. The piece challenges conceptions of instrumental, electro-acoustic and social space, setting all these components into play through a balancing and manipulation of real and virtual sonic rooms.
Mikrophonie is developed by Lemur and Benjamin Maumus, one of Europe’s most experienced sound engineers and spatialization experts.
Recorded by Benjamin Maumus
Produced by Lemur
Edited and mixed by Bjørnar Habbestad
Mastered by Jeff Carey
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A double CD collecting live church concerts from Hamar Domkirke, Nidarosdomen, Trondheim and Grefsen Kirke, Oslo.
CD1: Grefsen (PT. I), Hamar
CD2: Howard Skempton: For Strings, Grefsen (PT.II), Nidaros
Bjørnar Habbestad, flutes
Hild Sofie Tafjord, french horn
Lene Grenager, cello
Michael Francis Duch, bass
John Tilbury, piano and Rhodri Davis, harp features on Howard Skempton: For Strings
Recorded by Thomas Hukkelberg, Bjørnar Habbestad and Morten Stendahl. Mastered by Jeff Carey. Produced by Bjørnar Habbestad
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”Aigéan” is Lemur’s follow-up of the acclaimed debut ”IIIIIIII” from 2008. Continuing their work to develop an improvised chamber music with an emphasis on sonic experimentation and ensemble character, the ensemble delivers a darker and more fragile album. More open to explore the particulars in each piece, the ensemble seems to strenghten their sound and delivers a truly insisting and strongly crafted album.
Lemur has found their position as one of Europe’s truly original improvising ensembles. The four instrumentalists combine their work from classic composition, noise, chamber music and free jazz making a highly surprising and unique blend of contemporary sound and attitude. Since their first performances in 2006 the ensemble has done a series of tours in Scandinavia, Europe and Asia – to great acclaim.
Recorded in Greighallen by Davide Bertolini
Mixed by Davide Bertolini and Bjørnar Habbestad.
Produced by Bjørnar Habbestad.
Mastered by Jørgen Træen.
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Lemurs album “IIIIIII” is a document from their debut tour: recorded in one session at Grieghallen Studio and presented in its original order. These seven tracks portrays an ensemble on the edge of defining a new sound and their musical identity.
Throught the tracks, the four musicians unite as one sound-generating body, manipulating their instruments into making sounds one would believe to be electronic. The result is a music defying old or new esthetics, but instead searching for the ultimate sound experience using these exact instrument in the hands of these particular musicians.
Although making a clear contrast to “the northern sound” of Norwegian jazz – “IIIIIII” brings beautiful soundscapes side by side with frantic phrasing and inspired solo playing.
Bjørnar Habbestad • flutes
Hild Solfie Tafjord • french horn
Lene Grenager • cello
Michael Duch • double bass
Recorded in Grieghallen Studio by Davide Bertolini, mixed by Bjørnar Habbestad at Steens Offset and mastered by Bjørnar Habbestad and John Hegre at Duper Studio.