Spiral Dial write stories and improvise electroacoustic soundscapes to bring them to life.
The band was birthed by Liza Bec after Help Musicians UK Fusion Fund funded her to make INNERVATE, an audiovisual installation about her own experience of music triggered epilepsy.
“a stunning composition of mesmerising beauty” – Grotesqualiser
“the ultimate magical sonic art” – Last Day Deaf
The twisted musical core of the spiral consists of Rhian the robo recorder: part computer, part faux baroque plastic reproduction. She does not subscribe to musical genres but has been told she sounds like a cobra who went to choir school.
Constructed by Liza with the help of Leafcutter John and powered by Max for Live, Rhian mainly inhabits unnerving dystopian landscapes and enjoys jam sessions with candyfloss pandas.
Liza has previously collaborated with James Holden and The Memory Band amongst others. Her fellow intrepid explorers include David Ryder Prangley (Adam Ant, Rachel Stamp) , who plays the bass guitar and sometimes narrates, and Adam Hayes on percussion.
Serial stories and soundscapes are fermenting and will be emerging from March 2020. Watch this space for Episode 1!