Laura Naukkarinen FINLAND
Lau Nau, aka Laura Naukkarinen, is one of the interesting names in the Finnish contemporary music scene. A composer, music producer and performer who's luminous music is imbued with a cinematic breadth of vision, while her idiosyncratic, finely honed sound world builds on fragile otherness.
She works using both acoustic and electronic instruments, from traditional instruments and singing voice to analogue synthesisers and field recordings.
Lau Nau’s first solo albums were released in the US (Locust Music 2005 & 2008), winning acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and The Wire.
To date Lau Nau has released six albums in Europe, USA and Japan, garnering prize nominations and a wide acclaim across fans and media. Nowadays she is well known for her music to films, silent films, theatre and multi channel sound installations. She has held lectures and workshops on composing film music in film festivals and art universities.