The Liz is a power trio.
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.
“Book of Birds” is kindly supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin in 2016.
The Liz started out as an improvising trio in December 2014 and still performs entirely improvised concerts.
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
December 3, 2014: Debut concert in KIM FEST at Salon Tippel, Berlin
March 20, 2015: Improvised concert at Sowieso, Berlin (video)
April 30, 2016: “Book of Birds” premiere at Quiet Cue
May 15, 2016: “Book of Birds” at moers festival in Moers
September 27, 2016: “Book of Birds” in the Urban Acoustic Tribe at Villa Elizabeth, Berlin
October 23, 2016: Improvised concert at Ausland, Berlin
December 9, 2016: “Book of Birds” in KIM FEST at Prachtwerk, Berlin