Fresh from touring with James Holden and the Animal Spirits, Liza Bec presents her innovative electroacoustic improvisational ensemble Spiral Dial. They released Brain Song and its accompanying short story, Innervate. The track sends you into a lush oasis with flute melodies and a combination of other melodies to create this marvelous combination.
Innervate is the brainchild of Liza Bec, whose life as a classical clarinetist was transformed when she was diagnosed in 2008 with a rare form of epilepsy triggered by playing certain patterns of notes.
“I had to re-learn how to play”, Liza says. “I spent several years without playing a note.”
She finally overcame this obstacle by discovering a new talent for improvising, allowing her to avoid most of her triggers.
The music for INNERVATE is based on her original short story set in a world where minds are mere commodities to be disposed of at will. Everything is improvised live, so each performance will be completely unique.
Using a customized robotic tenor recorder created with the help of Leafcutter John, Liza creates hypnotic and mesmerizing soundscapes, together with David Ryder Prangley (Rachel Stamp, Adam Ant) on bass guitar and Adam Hayes on percussion. Visual design for INNERVATE was created by Dan Tombs (Jon Hopkins) and Catalina Velasquez Gonzalez.
Liza thanks Help Musicians UK Fusion Fund for funding the creation of INNERVATE.
This is a beautiful story and I felt so happy as I listened to this track. I hope it gets a visual. I would also love to see one of those live shows. It seems amazing.
Gett the track: music.apple.com