Eliza Bagg is a Brooklyn and Los Angeles-based musician. Along with creating her own work, she has worked closely with a number of prominent and emerging composers including John Zorn, Michael Gordon, and Caroline Shaw, among others. Her 2018-2019 season includes a collaboration with Daniel Wohl for voice and string quartet, a new piece by Bill Britelle with the North Carolina Symphony, small chamber pieces by John Zorn, and new works by Ben Frost, Julianna Barwick, and Angelica Negron written for her vocal trio’s performance at the Liquid Music Series. Bagg has been noted for her unique sound, which Pitchfork compared to "a lovelorn alien reaching out from the farthest reaches of the galaxy."
Bagg creatively leads and performs with her experimental pop band Pavo Pavo, whose music “sounds like it was beamed down from a glimmering utopian future” (Stereogum). Critically acclaimed for its "washed-out playfulness and wistful exuberance" (The Guardian), Pavo Pavo's debut album, Young Narrator in the Breakers, was released on Bella Union in 2016. She also writes, records, and performs a solo performance project as LISEL.
Other recent performances include Michael Gordon's opera Acquanetta at the 2018 Prototype Festival, touring with Roomful of Teeth, and appearances at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's musicNOW series, Duke Performances, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kitchen, the Guggenheim, Infinite Palette, Alice Tully Hall, Tanglewood, Iceland Airwaves, and the Ecstatic Music Festival.
Bagg has performed with ensembles such as the Bang on a Can All-Stars, HOWL, A Far Cry, Lorelei Ensemble, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, NOW Ensemble, TENET, Conspirare, and Victoire (among others). . Recent collaborations with electronic, pop, and indie-rock artists include Lorde, Tim Hecker, Olga Bell, Nick Zammuto, Helado Negro, Julianna Barwick, and San Fermin.
Bagg graduated in 2012 with a BA in Music from Yale University. She was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina where she spent most of her time playing violin and studying modern dance.