The Liz was born out of a first-time meeting of Liz Allbee, Liz Kosack and Korhan “Liz” Erel in the Kim Fest on December 3, 2014. What started out as an improvising trio of amplified trumpet, synthesizer and computer turned into a power trio of performance, literature, visuals and stage design.
In her new 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.
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