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Eliza Bagg

About this Artist

Eliza Bagg is a Los Angeles-based experimental musician. Along with her own work, she has collaborated with a number of prominent composers on projects ranging from Meredith Monk’s opera Atlas with the LA Philharmonic (dir. Yuval Sharon) to chamber motets by John Zorn. Other projects include Michael Gordon’s avant opera Acquanetta directed by Daniel Fish, a premiere by Ellen Reid with the New York Philharmonic, new works by Caroline Shaw, David Lang and Bryce Dessner with Roomful of Teeth, and collaborations with Ben Frost and Julianna Barwick for the Liquid Music Series.

Bagg writes, produces, records, and performs a solo future-pop performance project as Lisel, whose music has been called “otherworldly, warped” (Stereogum) and “billowing, crystalline” (Gorilla vs. Bear). Lisel’s debut album was released in 2019 on Luminelle Records and received critical acclaim from publications such as Pitchfork, Billboard, and The Fader. Bagg has been noted for her use of extended techniques and unique vocal sound, which Pitchfork compared to "a lovelorn alien reaching out from the farthest reaches of the galaxy" and is the basis for the ethereal, otherworldly landscape of her music.

Bagg sings regularly as a member of Roomful of Teeth, and has performed as a soloist on the new music series of major symphonies including the Chicago Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony.