Composer-performer Liza Bec drags the pipe and drum duet into the electroacoustic realm with their new roborecorder single ‘Revenge of the Dragoncat’, out 6th January 2022. Join us at Servant Jazz Quarters for the release show on 10th January 2023. Doors are at 7.30pm.
Expect soaring roborecorder and vocal improvisations over driving synths and percussion, with David Ryder Prangley’s surreal narration bringing Liza’s words to life. Liza will be performing with their band Spiral Dial for this very special one off show.
Liza and their roborecorder are currently on display in the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry’s 2022 exhibition ‘Turn It Up: The Power of Music‘. They have recently featured in the BBC Radio 6 museum and New Scientist. Liza’s classical music career was derailed after being diagnosed with a rare type of epilepsy. They designed the roborecorder to enhance and expand their musical skills, using their epilepsy as an inspiration rather than a limitation.
‘Revenge of the Dragoncat’ is taken from Liza’s upcoming EP INNERVATE, based on their cyberpunk short story of the same name. INNERVATE will be released on Liza’s own label, BMV Records, in March 2023.
Work on INNERVATE was funded by Help Musicians UK Fusion Fund. Conceptualised as an immersive audiovisual installation and short story, it features visuals by Dan Tombs (Gold Panda/Jon Hopkins) and Catalina Velasquez Gonzalez based on words and concepts taken from Liza’s story.