LauraL (aka Laura Leiner) is a guitarist, composer, curator and plays in the band M.i.p.V _ Músicas intermináveis para Viagem ("Endless Music For Tripping").
She is an artist and researcher with a multi-disciplinary background encompassing music, performing arts, sound art, video, physics, chemistry and communication-journalism.
Laura was born in Brazil and began her artistic career in the 80s, studying music and theater at the Art Institute (Instituto de Artes) of Ufrgs (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil). In Brazil, over the course of 20 years, she participated in a variety of artistic projects, including concerts, performances and theater pieces, as well as doing artistic direction/curatorship for cultural events and working for newspapers. Since 2009, Laura has lived in Berlin. Among other projects, which have the goal to explore public spaces, she has developed a concept for concert-installation and dark ambient music, using guitar, experimental music, looped videos, field recordings and processed sounds.
Dor de Árvore ("Baumschmertz")- concert-installation _ 2019 - 2020 (Brasil and Berlin-Germany). Dystopie Sound Art Festival 2020.
LauraL noise experimental solo set - 2018-2019
'Darkness is Good', 2016 - Konzert-Installation, dark ambient/experimental + videos
"Bartleby Sinnfonie", 2015, Sound-Video Installation about the short history of Herman Melville.
Ambient, exp, improv, visuals
In this performance, LauraL plays improvisations and tracks inspired by the character Bartleby, of Herman Melville. Besides the 'absurdist' characteristic granted to Melville's text ("Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street"), for this concert Laura also uses concepts of artists such as La Monte Young, John Cage and the obscure playwright Qorpo-Santo, considered the precursor of the theatre of the absurd in Brazil.
"Violão _ Konzert-Installation" (2014-Berlin) is a solo-performance with interactive videos where Laura plays acoustic guitar ("violão") + effects + distorted urban sounds.
The project "Musik für Vernissage" (2012-Berlin) was an experiment with ambient music, post-rock, lounge, instrumental, projection of videos and photos, and collaboration of invited musicians.
"Electric dreamcore" (2009/2012) was her first solo concert, that brought together soundtracks made to theatre, dance and movies in Brazil and some studies to guitar and acoustic guitar.
LauraL _ projects’s tracks