Photo by David Ryder Prangley

Greetings!

I play many instruments, make music and write stories.

Liza Bec with her Recorder
Photo by Fiona Lake

I can add a sprinkling of recorder, sax, clarinet, vocals and keys to your musical endeavours both live and at my home studio, Anarres. Having got up close and personal with the sharp end of a soldering iron, I also built my own custom instrument- the robo-recorder- to facilitate the addition of extra electronic madness should you wish. I’m available for session work and interesting projects, the stranger the better. Instrument swapping is a speciality of mine.

Collaborations have included James Holden and the Animal Spirits, The Memory Band, David Ryder Prangley and others- head on over here for some examples of my work. I also perform with Paraorchestra.

I can also create custom soundscapes for installations and the silver screen. Help Musicians UK Fusion Fund helped me make original audiovisual installation Innervate to bring my music triggered epilepsy to life! Check out this excerpt, music all improvised live.

Visuals by Dan Tombs and Catalina Velasquez Gonzalez

This led to the birth of my band Spiral Dial. Join us for your monthly dose of musical, medical scifi….if you dare! Here’s a sample of one of our soundscapes. I record and mix all of our music myself.

Artwork by Pushing Normal

Now join me on a whistle-stop video tour….

First stop: watch the robo-recorder in the wild, wonderful acoustics of Guy’s Hospital here. All music/lyrics improvised live. (We like to play things by ear).

I spend a lot of (too much?) time imagining twisted stories and then writing music to go with them. You can read Beyond the Blonde on Kindle here and download the music here.

Anna finds herself trapped in a dystopian future where everything is not as it seems. Chasing her frustrated dreams of glamour with the charismatic and elusive Rick, her wild ride turns into a twisted nightmare.

Another favourite tune I wrote about a traumatised cat discovering their owner’s body- performed live at The Troubadour, with added clarinet.

While we’re on the subject of over-dramatic music videos, this one was a result of a wild Dionysian fantasy which never quite made it into published form. This may change, so sign up to the blog for updates!

Seven Deadly Sins anyone? A popular topic, I know. Here’s Jealousy, performed with my old and much loved band Bordello Rose.

And back to folk…. Weirdly, I wrote this song about something that was yet to happen in real life. (Just in case you’re wondering, I do indulge in Tarot but I don’t yet offer fortune telling services.)

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Multi Instrumentalist, Composer and Author