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Louis Laurain

Born in 1984, he starts the trumpet as a self-taught musician. Since 2007 he has studyed improvisation at the Paris Superior Conservatory.
He is specialy interested by free forms of improvisation in music (energic free-jazz, noise and minimalism). He ‘s currently working with the free-jazz quartet ACTUUM (concert at the Vilette Jazz Festival in Sept 2009 and Best Band at the 2010 European Jazz Awards in Amsterdam). He also works with the trio DOLSE (Warnecke/Laurain/Svensson). They recorded an album in november in Berlin and they will be on tour in France at the beginning a february. (Paris, Bordeaux, Marseilles, Lyon).
He regularly performs improvised duet or trio performances in Paris with the bass player Joel grip (Umlaut records) and the saxophone player Yoann Durant.

Since 2010 he performs a solo performance (he'll will play the 8th of february at the FRIM festival in stockholm).

He has played in the U.S. with the trio Ake/Roth/lLaurain and in Mali with traditionnal griots singers (2008) and in sweden with the band Parlan (with meshuggah's bass player Dick Lovgren).

He recently collaborated with the French artist Pierre Huygues for a performance at the Musée des Arts Populaires

Projects :

Grip/Laurain/Durant trio
Durant/Laurain duo
"Blows" (solo)

Concerts :

Paris (grande halle de la vilette, cité de la musique, centre
pompidou), Berlin (theaterkapelle), London (vortex), Stockholm, Gothenburg(nefertiti jazz club, Glenn miller café), Amsterdam, US (reno jazz festival), Mali (festival du désert).

Derek Shirley + Dolse with Benjamin Dousteyssier

9 Mar 2011 - 21:00
9 Mar 2011 - 23:59
Shirley, Dolse, Dousteyssier

Derek Shirley solo: "bau des kabinetts"
Derek Shirley - double bass

Dolse with Dousteyssier
Pierce Warnecke - electronics
Louis Laurain - trumpet
Benjamin Dousteyssier - saxophone

Trio Hayward/Shirley/Borel + Laurain + Klug

15 Apr 2011 - 21:00
Trio Hayward/Shirley/Borel + Louis Laurain

Trio Hayward/Shirley/Borel
Robin Hayward - tuba
Derek Shirley - double bass
Pierre Borel - saxophone

Louis Laurain solo
Louis Laurain - trumpet

Bernd Klug solo

Ankersmit/ de Campo/ Warnecke/ Laurain-Ostendorf

20 Jul 2012 - 21:00
20 Jul 2012 - 23:59

An evening of audio-visual performance, 4 channel electronic pieces and improvised acoustic sets, ending a 2 weeks residency at ausland by Pierce Warnecke for the project 'Textures'.

Thomas Ankersmit: solo Serge analog modular synthesizer

Alberto de Campo

Pierce Warnecke: objects, electronic

Duo Louis Laurain/Nils Ostendorf: trumpets

Emitter Micro Festival:Noll/Cusack/Cascone/Laurain

11 May 2013 - 20:00

Emitter Micro Festival
A reduced festival of sound and more...
Night 3

Udo Noll - "specular surfaces"
Peter Cusack - Talk - "Favorite Berlin Sounds"
Kim Cascone “Dark Stations”
Louis Laurain - Trumpet

doors 20:00 / start 20:30 - Entrance 9€

UMLAUT Festival für Gegenwärtige Musik 2014

1 Nov 2014 - 21:00
umlaut fest 2014

UMLAUT collective celebrates 5 years of happy existence in berlin, Thursday Oct 30 - Saturday Nov 1st.


Featuring :::


Vermulscht / Delius & Lillinger / Ganzfeld / Sonic Essence / Shuichi / The Still / Die Hochstapler / Grip & Suzuki / III^