Liz Larin is a traveler - and a performance artist, singer, guitarist, and composer/songwriter whose lyrics address the real issues within which our society lives. This former Atlantic Records recording artist has performed with postmodern classical collective New Music Detroit as a composer and a video essayist. Larin's background in Detroit R&B/rock/techno, soulful storytelling, and restless creative spirit have produced an international fan base and over 30 Detroit Music Awards (more than Eminem, The White Stripes, Kid Rock, and Bob Seger combined).
First inspired by religious music at age 10, Liz Larin was a songwriter and performer at age 12, and became a music educator at 15, encouraged and mentored by more experienced musicians around her. Larin's jazz inspirations and rock energy combined when her band Rebel Heels recorded their first critically-acclaimed project for Atlantic, One By One By One, in England with legendary producer Rupert Hine (Duncan Sheik, Howard Jones, Stevie Nicks). Liz's second Atlantic recording, Test Your Faith, was co-produced by Ben Grosse (Filter, Vertical Horizon, Marilyn Manson), while the next, Merry Wicked, co-produced by Scott Spock of The Matrix (Korn, Avril Lavigne), debuted on Larin's own imprint, Bona Dea Records. The Liz Larin Band was featured on the multi-award-winning recordings The Story Of O-Miz and Wake Up, Start Dreaming - Liz's early 2013 release will showcase rare live recordings of this group at its incendiary finest. Larin recently premiered her long- form composition "Beauty in Three Parts" at Strange Beautiful Music, a 12-hour marathon featuring members of the Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Boston Symphony.
Liz Larin's LusterKraft project (the name a nod to Kraftwerk, one of the grandfathers of late 20th century electronic pop music) is a visual experience working in concert with the audio experience. First heard on the recording Transmitter, LusterKraft seamlessly synchronizes stunning live performance with electronica, rock guitar playing, and trippy visual projections with influences from fractals to social commentary and personal insights. This highly charged one woman tempest-in-a- teacup has been likened to the sound of Peter Gabriel playing with The Edge, and is a direct embodiment of Liz Larin's spirit of inventiveness and anti-genre thinking. A Liz Larin LusterKraft performance is a magical embrace between show and spectator.