An upcoming film NEVADA featuring some of Lau’s new album: Race The Loser is to be screened as part of the band’s Kings Place mini festival weekend “Welcome To Lau-Land”:
Words From the Creators of NEVADA:
Lau’s brief was simple; select what we want from their new album, and make anything we want to accompany it visually, for approximately 20 minutes.
Our response; NEVADA – a short experimental film about hate, which will poetically interpret the demise of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller’s marriage, in a visceral triptych.
We envisage this project culminating in a cross-platform experimental work. In the first instance, our film will be screened to an audience while LAU performs. We will also edit and mix an independent version of the music and audio for festival submission and screenings, while there is also scope for installation presentations. We also intend to document the ‘making of’ and premiere screening of the project.
Taking inspiration from the enriching process of making previous experimental commission, BAROQUE (Fesitval Delle Lettere)- Dave and I will create a beautiful mood piece with a narrative backbone, powerful themes and strong central characters, finding it’s home in a format located somewhere between that of a music video and short film. I want to write a story in three acts, then present these out of order, bringing a different weight to each and challenging an audience’s perspective. The film will be an engrossing, expressionistic piece, which ought to take an audience’s attention hostage.
Welcome To Lau-Land
Lau-Land is Lau’s opportunity to present groups and individuals that have inspired them and excite them artistically. This is a chance to delve into the mind of Lau and hear some of what makes their metronome tick so uniquely. They also come to Kings Place to celebrate the launch of their new album Race the Loser.
Also featuring great music from
Roddy Woomble Band (support from RURA)
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 – 7:30pm / Hall One
Roddy Woomble Band (Support from Rura) Welcome to Lau Land 17 October 2012 7.
FREE foyer performance: RURA
Thursday, 18 October 2012 – 6:30pm / Kings Place
The day after their gig supporting the Roddy Woomble Band, RURA return to get toes tapping and hands clapping both before and after the LAU album launch. Join them for some fantastic trad folk – all for free!
Lau Album Launch: Race the Loser
Thursday, 18 October 2012 – 7:30pm / Hall One
Award winning avant-folk trio Lau are set to make a triumphant return with the release of their new studio album Race The Loser, launched as part of Lau’s four day take over of Kings Place.
Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick
Friday, 19 October 2012 – 7:30pm / Hall One
Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Welcome to Lau Land 19 October 2012 19.
Adem Live In Concert + Geese
Friday, 19 October 2012 – 8:00pm / Hall Two
Adem is the solo project of bassist Adem Ilhan, bassist of seminal band Fridge. Support comes from Geese who have also produced remixes for Hot Chip, Jon Hopkins, James Yorkston, Adrian Crowley and David Holmes.
FREE: Cake Club Orchestra hosted by Brian Irvine
Saturday, 20 October 2012 – 11:30am / Hall One
Calling all creative musicians. Come and be part of a unique orchestra. No matter what instrument, ability or age you can be part of a band that can make truly beautiful music…and you get cake too.
Kris Drever guitar workshop
Saturday, 20 October 2012 – 3:00pm / Wenlock Room
A workshop with Lau’s Kris Drever, bring your guitar and learn more about the possibilities of the guitar in traditional music.
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins + Film with a live soundtrack from Lau
Saturday, 20 October 2012 – 7:30pm / Hall One
A rare chance to see the excellent partnership of King Creosote and Jon Hopkins perform songs from their acclaimed Diamond Mine album. Plus a film by rising superstar of Scottish film Ruth Paxton with a live soundtrack from members of Lau.