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Laura Misch

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Band on the Wall

London-based multi-disciplinary artist, songwriter, vocalist, saxophonist Laura Misch makes her mjf debut.

Over the last few years, Laura’s music practice has developed alongside her growing curiosity to reconnect with her surroundings outside, discover with new collaborators, as well as leave the confines of self-recording.

In 2021, Laura began outdoor composing experiments, including working with engineer Andrea Adriano to build a wearable rig, with a preamp, looper, and modular FX, into a belt. “I primarily have a loop-based saxophone practice. I like to play licks, with harmonies gradually building whilst I’m walking.”

She composed an immersive outdoor installation in collaboration with the artist Matthew Rosier and NYX, a collective of female, trans and non-binary singers who manipulate their voices through electronics. Together, they recorded improvised saxophone and voice in Epping Forest, eventually soundtracking large-scale tree projections, mapped onto city buildings in central London.

Following the project she joined NYX: “Being part of this choir gave me permission to push boundaries in my own work. I’ve never felt so deeply part of a musical community before and that has been simultaneously supportive and freeing.” These explorations and new connections led her to embrace sound outside of music: ASMR, sensory, textural sound and everyday sound. These textures are layered across Sample The Sky with warmth, enveloping themselves around the listener as they grow, shift and intertwine.

Laura has performed at venues and festivals such as Royal Albert Hall, Roundhouse, Berghain, Rockwood Music Hall, All Points East, Eurosonic, SXSW and We Out Here. She has been consistently supported by BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Worldwide FM and featured in publications like Wonderland Magazine, Clash Magazine, Varsity, NME, The Quietus, Red Bull Music and The Guardian.

Misch has created a new dialect within the jazz language, one that speaks to the genre’s undying spirit of reinvention.” – thejazzword.com

For more information about venue access, please visit: https://bandonthewall.org/visit/access

Date: saturday 25 may

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: £15 Advance

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