The Liz is a power trio. The three Berliners swim the currents of experimental, improv, jazz, beat-based electronic and text-ridden musics, coupling it all with multi-media forays into video, puppetry, and performance, among other things. They have been playing together since 2014 as an improvising trio as well as a compositional team. Recent works include 2019’s “Dipper” and 2016’s “Book of Birds”.
Previous performance dates:
25 Jan — “DIPPER” @ WIM FESTIVAL, BERN, CH
04-08 May — WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCE @ SOJUS7, MONHEIM, D
30 April — Improvised Set @ SPEKTRUM, BERLIN
9 DEC — “Book of Birds” @ KIM FEST, Prachtwerk, Berlin
23 OCT — Improvised concert @ Ausland, Berlin
27 SEPT — “Book of Birds” @ Urban Acoustic TribeS FESTIVAL at Villa Elizabeth, Berlin
15 MAY — “Book of Birds” @ moers festival, MOERS, D
April 30 — “Book of Birds” premiere @ Quiet Cue, BERLIN
20 MARCH — Improvised concert at Sowieso, BerliN
3 DEC — Debut concert @ KIM SERIES, Salon Tippel, Berlin
Dipper dips a toe into the world of online text generators and artspeak. The Liz sinks to new levels, wrapping her digital tentacles around your oxygen-starved brain in this audio-visual odyssey.
Cast of Characters:
Liz Kosack – synths, video editing, voice
Korhan Liz Erel – sampler, electronic drums, sound design, voice
Liz Allbee – quadraphonic trumpet, reverb tank, voice
BOOK OF BIRDS
“Mein absolutes Konzert des Jahres.” -Philipp Rhensius, TAZ
In her 2016 production, “Book of Birds”, The Liz tells the story of transformations and multiples: a maiden Sphinx, Anubis the dog of death, and Oedipus, as narrated by Kathy Acker. Drawing from traditional Greek myth, as well as Cocteau’s ‘Infernal Machine’ and Acker’s ‘Blood and Guts in High School’, The Liz translates the riddles of the Sphinx into an engine for the musical re-production of resistance, and of subliminal and mythic resonance. “Book of Birds” is kindly supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin in 2016.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
Liz Allbee – Oedipus / Kathy Acker amplified trumpet, voice, text, video
Liz Kosack – Anubis / synthesizer, voice, masks, puppets, light design
Korhan Liz Erel – Sphinx / computer, electronics, sound design, voice, light design