LAU NAU is free-spirited Finnish artist, Laura Naukkarinen. Since the release of her celebrated debut full-length Kuutarha on Chicago's Locust Music in 2005, Lau Nau has gained a considerable recognition for her intimate and playful blend of ethnic-tinged folk songs made with curious and intuitive sounds conjured from familiar and exotic sound sources.
Lau Nau has performed in a wide array of venues from small informal spots like Massachusetts's Montague Bookmill and Westers Gallery on Kemiö Island, Finland to larger spaces like Stockholm's Kulturhuset, New York's Anthology Film Archives, the Contemporary Art Centers in Glasgow, Brussels and Castelló and the Avanto festival in Helsinki. In recent years, her rare and special live shows have earned her a legion of fans. Her reputation was further cemented when a Lau Nau performance during her 2005 North American tour was counted among The Wire magazine's "60 Concerts that shook the world" in its February, 2007 issue.
Official Website: http://www.nonevent.org/upcoming/lau_nau_at_the_mills_gallerywe/
Added by Erik Mallinson on September 11, 2008