The Liz is a power trio.
She/they are improvising musicians working together to cross over boundaries of media, gender, genre, culture, and species: using hybrids to spawn a single vision.
The Liz formed in 2014 as an experimental constellation for the KIM collective series, and went on to produce ”Book of Birds,” a multimedia showpiece which explores the search for identity and purpose through a collage of myths and texts, sewn together with strange visuals and raw improvisation, presented at Moers Festival, Urban Acoustic Tribes, KIM- FEST 2016, and others. Their latest work, "Dipper," premiered at All Ears Festival in 2019. As an improvising trio of exceptional unity, they have been invited to perform at Ausland, Sowieso, and Spektrum. They are all Berliners, in that they are trans- plants, enjoying the cross fertilization of the city.
Liz Allbee - amplified trumpet
Liz Allbee is a composer-performer who works with the imaginarchic potential of sonic material.
Recurring themes in her work include extensions & embodiments and their interplay with instruments, everyday objects, and high and low technologies. She performs most often onself-designed quadraphonic trumpet, trumpet, electronics, and voice.
She has performed at Maerzmusik, Darmstadt, Donaueschingen Musiktage, Wien Modern, Huddersfield, CTM, and Berghain among others, andis the recipient of funding and grants from Initative Neue Musik, Musikfonds, Berlin Senat, the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation, and Berlin Arbeitsstipendium. She has been Artist-in-Residence at Kunstmeile Krems in Austria, Avatar-Quebec, Q-02 in Brussels, and STEIM in Amsterdam.
Liz Kosack - synth
Liz Kosack is a musician and visual artist specializing in masks. As a synthesizer player, she works to develop her instrument to the limits of its expressive potential. As a mask maker, her work seek both to create and overcome issues of identity.
She is the first openly lizard-person recipient of the prestigious SWR Jazzpreis (2019.) Besides her part in the trefoil that is The Liz, she is in one million bands and performs internationally with some heavy cats and dogs. [ie VAX, **Y**, Meow!, SPOILER, the Hero of Warchester, etc]
Korhan "Liz" Erel - computer / controllers
Korhan Erel is an electronic musician, improviser and sound designer based in Berlin. Their music covers free improvisation, conceptual sound performances as well as structured and composed pieces as well as music for dance, theater and video art. They perform solo, duo and group performances with improvisers, jazz musicians, dancers, and in orchestras. They have shown several sound installations in art spaces in Turkey, Germany and Hong Kong. They have ten CD and several digital releases. They play in across Europe, Middle- East, Southeast Asia and North America.