Laura Schuler

Three years ago Laura Schuler felt the desire of moving to Scandinavia. For two years, looking for her own musical language, she went on a quest in the vast emptiness of the northern lands, which resulted in compositions for her first CD with Kronikor. The manifold impressions from those years have now been unified in the music of this quintet. With immense curiosity and ingeniousness, the bandleader takes musical elements from various traditions and puts them together in new variations. Apart from presenting carefully structured compositions, the main point of the album is to give room to spontaneity and the magic of the moment. This music allows every single musician of the band to contribute his or her very particular sound.

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Musik die einfach gefällt ist nicht ihr Ziel wer gefälligen Hintergrund Jazz sucht ist bei Laura Schuler an der falschen Adresse Solange Morel, Berner Zeitung

Laura Schuler’s Kronikor bears weak traces of Christian Wallumrød’s jazz / art music, Steve Reich’s minimalism, Béla Bartók’s folk melodies and the rocky post-rock performance of Sidsel Endresen & Stian Westerhus […], but above all Schuler’s highest original creation. orkesterjournalen

There’s two states of being on the latest release from violinist Laura Schuler. There’s those passages when her Kronikor ensemble is a raging sea, and waves of dissonance slam up against the melody and wash over the rhythmic landscape. And then there are those passages when a blanket of harmony falls over the ferocity and unites everything into a single beam of melodic light. Neither state is more compelling than its counterpart. – The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: February 2018