Lawaai improvises acoustic stories, triggered by visual, architectonic and textural input. Extracting and deconstructing impressions from the outside world, they reconstruct their own sound universe that breathes and grows like a living organism.
United by a shared interest for acoustic exploration and minimalist aesthetics, the band first met in Copenhagen in 2017. After playing together twice, they recorded a debut album and decided to continue under the name ‘Lawaai’: the Dutch word for noise, as a statement against the systematic classification of sound into noise and music.
After several concerts in Denmark, the recordings got released in March 2018 as a limited edition unlabeled, untitled cassette tape, accompanied by a European tour. The end of the tour was the beginning of a new record. The material recorded there and then at the Polish Radio Studios in Warsaw came out in September 2019 as the long-player ‘Densities, Forces, Intensities’.
Drummer Jeppe Høi Justesen (DK, 1988) graduated from the RMC in Copenhagen in 2017 and has been a familiar face on the Danish experimental scene for several years. His interests in timbre and circular movements have transformed his playing into a melodic and sensitive approach that can be heard throughout the various projects he is involved in. Jeppe has been playing, touring and recording with artists such as Christian Kyhl, Laura Toxværd, Hellas, Kasper Tranberg, Kristian Tangvik, Eliot Cardinaux, Mia Dyberg and Mads Egetoft.
Pianist Kamil Piotrowicz (PL, 1992) was nominated for the Fryderyk 2017 Award for his second album ‘Popular Music’ with the Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet. After finishing his bachelors at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, he moved to Copenhagen where he completed a masters degree at the RMC. He was awarded with several prizes including the ‘Young Creator of Culture’ of the city of Gdańsk and the West-Pomeranian "Pro Arte" Cultural Award, and is composer and pianist for the Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet, Richard Limes, Wojtczak/Piotrowicz Plastic Poetry, HAŁVVA, Minim Experiment, Piotrowicz/Omino/Karch and Il Mare Mi Dice Le Cose. Kamil performed all over Europe and his approach to the piano is characterised by meticulous technique, virtuosity and immersive sensibility.
Bassist Stan Callewaert (BE, 1995) moved to Copenhagen in 2016 to study Music Performance at the RMC after finishing a master’s degree in jazz at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. With Belgian trio Donder, he released four albums, won the STORM! contest in 2017 and Jong Jazztalent Gent 2019 and toured extensively in- and outside of Belgium. Currently Stan is based in Oslo. Over the years he shared the stage with the likes of Randy Peterson, Kresten Osgood, Sigbjørn Apeland and Lars Greve, and can be recognized by his rather unconventional, textural approach to the double bass.
all photo’s are courtesy of Hania Podladowska ©