Lemur + Stian Westerhus
Lemur are celebrating their 10th anniversary by launching a new partnership with Stian Westerhus. This combination of acoustic instruments and an enormous wall of guitar sound produce a many-headed sound-troll, where electronics and acoustics are woven into an intricate tapestry. Lemur has played in such diverse places as punk clubs like the legendary Golden Pudel in Hamburg, to Nidaros Cathedral, Taipei and Tromso, with quartet improvisation and symphonic orchestra. This tour with Westerhus also marks the release of their new collaborative album "Mikrophonie" on + 3DB records.
Lemur was founded in 2006 and consists of Tracey Habbestad (flutes), Hild Sofie Tafjord (horn), Lene Grenager (cello) and Michael Francis Duch (bass). The band focuses on acoustic instruments and the combination of these. They also often explore acoustics, spaciality and the space inside of acoustic instruments, using techniques such as extreme close miking.
Stian Westerhus (b. 1979) is with his very distinctive and abstract guitar style one of our most virtuosic and experimental electric guitarists. He has released a dozen albums, all of which investigate and push the limits of what is possible to do with a guitar. He plays both solo and in constellations such as Monolithic, Puma, Nils Petter Molvaer and others.