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Martin Lau (*1984) is a berlin-based soundpoet, vocal improviser aphoto by kenn clarkend graphic artist, who is exploring language as impulse and material, its variety, boundaries & conditions.

After having studied literature & performance studies he published a volume of poetry in 2010, soon to focus on the performative & sonic side of poetry. In his energetic live-performances he digs deep in the acoustics of the mouth. His visual work is based on minimal scriptural gestures, examining the dynamics between self, sign & world.

He has released two solo voice CDs and numerous collaborative recordings in the fields of soundpoetry, free improv and noise. He performs and exhibits internationally.

 

[…] Lau macht sich zum Medium, Schamanen und Fürsprecher für etwas, das ohne Sprache zur Sprache kommen muss, eine schlotternde Angst und würgende Wut, ein Exzess aus deliranter Überegomanie, bruitistischer Brutalität und zerebraler Anarchie, in dem totale Verausgabung und totale Vereinnahmung ununterscheidbar sind […].“ – Bad Alchemy