Pak Yan Lau is a Belgian musician with roots from Hong Kong. She works with prepared pianos, toypianos, electronics and sounding objects. Her practice focuses on acoustic, electro-acoustic and electronic music with improvisation and sound as the most important building stones. She is active in different projects from grooving (‘Going’) till abstract structuring (‘Lauroshilau’, ‘Duo pour 454 Chordes’) made music for dance theater, shadow
theater (The Fabulous Choi Sisters), photographs (Stills) and documentaries. Lau has collaborated with musicians such as Chris Corsano, Paolo Angeli, Lynn Cassiers, Mette Rasmussen, Rie Nakajima, Andreas Trobollowitsch, Giovanni Di Domenico, João Lobo, Yuko Oshima, Norberto Lobo, Akira Sakata,etc… As soloist, she has released her project ‘Books’, a triple 10” LP art object, cased in a wooden box (released by Silent Water), where she explores prepared piano (Book of Wood)/ synth, sampler, electronics (Book of Star)/ toypianos, pendules, electronics (Book of Toy).
On invitation of Listen! Festival and Le Bureau Electronique, she will create a site specific piece inspired by the acoustics of the beautiful Brigittines Chapel. Using bows and bells, Lau aims to play with the contrast of continued and discontinued sounds, augmented with electronics, acting and reacting with the chapel's acoustics.