Laura Reznek has never liked to talk about herself. If you listen closely to her music, however, you’ll hear murmurs of naked disclosure — fragments of grief, anger, and complicated joy riddled through her melodies. In her new micro EP Leap Year (Birthday Cake Records), Laura wrestles with time during which everything and nothing happens, and the betrayal of boredom in the midst of life-changing loss. Laura layers meticulous arrangements with found sounds, crafting plush sonic textures that occasionally bristle with something darker.
Laura’s musical practice is rooted in interdisciplinary collaboration and a stubborn DIY aesthetic. While her favourite venues she’s ever played include a laundromat, bell tower, and leaky boat, her music has also been heard on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, CBC’s After Dark, charting on the NACC top 20, and in film and television including Netflix’s Tiny Pretty Things and Global’s Family Law. Laura’s last full-length album, Agrimony, received widespread critical acclaim.
Laura’s recent projects include the release of her first scored short film HIDE (dir. James Alexandrou), radio play/podcast Expectant (dir. Pippa Johnstone), and the debut of her composition for contemporary dance piece Hidden Playground at The National Arts Centre of Canada. In 2024, a full-length contemporary dance show Agrimony – choreographed by Sophie Dow and devised at the National Ballet of Canada – will premiere at Vancouver’s Scotiabank Dance Centre and subsequently tour across Canada and throughout the UK. She is also currently composing music for a new play from Giulietta Tisminetzky, How To Kill A Chicken, premiering at London’s Riverside Studios in February.
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