Lisa Butel and Brent Cross are sound artists living in Vancouver, BC. The couple create experimental music using live vocal looping, vocal sound manipulation, improvised and live sound synthesis and sample collage and prepared guitar. Their music bends and drifts, rages and diminishes, layers and undulates and is original in each performance.
Their live performances are energized and directed by their love of improvisational aesthetics that they have absorbed and crafted over years of involvement in the Vancouver’s NOW Society’s Improvisational workshop series.
Butel brings the analog world of live vocals front and centre to the music and delivers vocals from operatic to guttural and machine-like to demonic growls through complex and multiple loop cycles . She is also involved with the VOICE OVER MIND choir directed by DB Boyko and also had the privilege to be in the ELEMENTAL CHOIR backing TANYA TAGAQ directed by Christine Duncan.
photo by Carol Sawyer