Eliza Bagg

Eliza Bagg is a Los Angeles-based experimental musician, working as a vocalist in contemporary classical music along with composing her own work. She has collaborated with prominent avant-garde artists, from performing in Meredith Monk’s opera Atlas with the LA Philharmonic to touring as a member of Roomful of Teeth or premiering new music by John Zorn. Her singing has been called »ethereal« and »luminous« by The New York Times and »gossamer« by The New Yorker.

Bagg has developed a unique performance and improvisational practice, and frequently develops new work in collaboration with composers like Ted Hearne and Ellen Reid. She has also performed many roles in new operas and music-theatre projects such as Du Yun’s Angel’s Bone, Michael Gordon’s Acquanetta, Yaz Lancaster’s Paper Tiger, Ash Fure’s Hive Rise, and Wayne Shorter and esperanza spalding’s Iphigenia.
Bagg’s compositional work combines virtuosic singing with electronic processing, exploring the »valley between authenticity and artifice« (The Guardian). Dubbed an »electro-pop alien« (NPR), her critically acclaimed album Patterns For Auto-tuned Voices And Delay combines medieval and minimalistvocal styles and idioms with vocal effects, creating »gleaming electro-hymns« (Uncut).

Bagg has sung as a soloist with major symphonies including the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, and the LA Phil, and has performed at venues around the world from the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Concertgebouw to the Kitchen and Big Ears Festival.