Laura Cannell & André Bosman

“Laura Cannell and André Bosman evoked elven choirs from modified bows and fiddles, their long, haunting pieces describing medieval cultures on distant planets.”
THE WIRE MAGAZINE (Oct 2015)

LCAB FIDDLE DUO MAIN

Laura Cannell and André Bosman have performed together in multiple projects over the past fifteen years, their most recent projects include touring with Cannell’s Modern Ritual Series which has taken them in their solo guises to perform throughout the UK at venues such as Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and London’s LSO St Luke’s. As a duo they have performed at Cafe Oto, Spitalfields Festival, Full of Noises, Supernormal, The Union Chapel, earlier this year they were recorded live in concert and featured on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.

They are both self taught on the violin, Laura brings to the duo her background in medieval, experimental and improvised music with four critically acclaimed solo albums since 2014 and regular touring in the UK and Europe, while André brings his back porch fiddle leanings influenced by his early years growing up in Kentucky, USA. His love of distorted textures, early minimalism, American primitivism, and medieval dirge also feed in to his solo aesthetics as electronic musician Hoofus.

Bookings/Contact: Brawl Label 
Brawl Records Brawl Records

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BBC Radio 3
“Laura Cannell probes the areaswhere the ancient and the modern collide with a series of lacerating violin improvisations alongside partner André Bosman.’

Performances 2018 and before

13 July 2018
LONDON
CAFE OTO – RECKONINGS Album Launch
20 July 2018
CAMBRIDGE
Unitarian Church
Promoted by Crushing Death & Grief30 September 2018
YORK
YORK MEDIALE Festival
at the National Centre for Early Music
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22 December 2017
NORWICH
Norwich Arts Centre
Live Recording for BBC Radio 3 – Late Junction

02 December 2017
LONDON
The Union Chapel

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28 May 2016
SUFFOLK
THE CUT Arts Centre – MYTHOS OF VIOLINS – PRSF Beyond Borders

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7-9 August 2015
OXFORDSHIRE
SUPERNORMAL FESTIVAL

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13th June 2013
LONDON
Spitalfields Festival

29th June 2013
IPSWICH
Ipswich Arts Festival

27th July 2013
CUMBRIA
Full of Noises Festival, Cumbria

30th October 2013
LONDON – Cafe Oto, London

5th December 2013
NORFOLK
The Ravenous Cafe, Norfolk
MV & EE + The Doozer + LCAB

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November 2012
HUDDERSFIELD
Huddersfield COntemporary Music Festival

Here is a short video of a recording session in early January. This performance was our first experiment with André using a small wearable amplifier to add some distorted feedback textures to our music. We’ve been given permission to use the village church for recording/rehearsing, which is handy as we like the acoustics of the building. We are the tiny figures hidden behind the pews at the end, by the way.

THE FOLKLORE OF VIOLINS
Some lovely words by Ryoko Akama about our Full of Noises Festival performance:

“The highlight of second day at the church concert was Laura Cannell and Andre Bosman, violin duo. fat texture and rich colour of musical unification. There was no borderline between noise and tuned anymore. Distortion became wonderfully accepted by our ears. Musical gesture became somehow twisted. The folklore of violins.”