Resident DJ at SE London experimental dance night ELECTROLOGHTS.AV, and a doctoral candidate at the MAT Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary London, Lia is currently producing her third solo LP, a selection of kaleidoscopic experimental-dance/weird-pop cuts created on analog samplers during her Masters research into the sampler as a time machine.
Drawing inspiration from electronic pioneers; BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Laurie Anderson, Harald Grosskopf and Suzanne Ciani; analog hardware live performers Laurel Halo, Karen Gwyer, Container and Eric Copeland; and artist-researchers Holly Herndon and Atau Tanaka, The Thousands describe the result as “a trip down the rabbit hole, a through-the-looking-glass vision achieved with weird, dissonant harmonies”.
Growing up partially sighted, a fascination with sound came early in life for Lia. In a 2016 interview with London’s OMNII collective she reflects on how her early relationship with sound continues to inform her music. “I’m always trying to sculpt immersive sonic landscapes like the ones I grew up in… disintegration is part of that too. I lived by my Sony Walkman and played so many tapes to the point of destruction. I love that sound.”
After relocating in her early 20’s to the Brooklyn noise scene, Lia traveled the globe performing live in unconventional venues including a Buddhist temple in Tokyo; a monster’s birthday party in Rappongi; a clock tower in Manhattan; the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; a bunker in Munich and a thai disco in Singapore.