World renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer, modular synthesist, and clinician Lisa Bella Donna is demolishing the status quo this Spring. Her Circulus, Afternoon Dreams, and Convergence albums were released in rapid succession over the last month, she was featured in the Moog rollout of the Martriarch keyboard, was shouted out in Rolling Stone, and is headed into back-to-back performances at Monolith on the Mesa this weekend with her band EYE as well as solo (solo Friday and with EYE Saturday). Then she’s capping this monumental season with a tour of Japan in support of legendary metal/punk outliers Boris and performing and teaching at the Brooklyn Synth and Pedal Expo June 8 and 9.
For the unindoctrinated, Bella Donna has spent decades as a session musician and developing extensive techniques with musique concreté, modular synthesis, analog and digital recording techniques, drumming and percussion, micro-tonal music, orchestration and film composition. She has also toured all throughout the U.S., Japan and Europe as a clinician, drummer and keyboardist. Further, she’s been commissioned for numerous multichannel audio art installations in the U.S. and Europe.
Listen to Lisa on Mike Watt’s radio show.