Briana Marela Lizárraga
Composer/Performer/Sound Artist
(b. 1989 in Seattle, WA; currently resides in Oakland, CA)


2020 MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2011 BA in Music Technology and Audio Production, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Selected Performances

2019 California Electronic Music Exchange at CalArts, Santa Clarita, CA
2019 Tech Intersections: Womxn of Color in Computing at Mills College, Oakland, CA
2018 Columbia City Theatre, Seattle, WA
2017 The Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
2017 KEXP Live In-Studio Session, Seattle, WA
2016 Sasquatch Music Festival, The Gorge in George, WA
2016 Viva Vera Gala, The Triple Door, Seattle, WA
2015 Decibel Festival, Seattle, WA
2015 Green Man Festival, Brecon, UK
2015 KEXP Live In-Studio Session, Seattle, WA
2015 Noise Pop Music Festival, Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA
2015 Northwest Film Forum for International Women’s Day - Seattle, WA
2013 Seattle Folklife Festival, K Records Showcase at The Vera Project - Seattle, WA
2012 Helsing Junction Music Festival, Rochester, WA
2012 The Chapel, Wayward Music Series, Seattle, WA
2011 Disjecta, Electrogals, Electronic Music Festival, Portland, OR


2019 Career Development Grant by AAUW (April 2019)
2018 Listen UP! Music by Women Grant by Allied Arts Foundation, Seattle, WA (June 2018)
2018 Sou’wester Artist Residency Program, Seaview, WA (March 2018)
2013 Kickstarter - Recording Grant

Professional Affiliations - Current Member, BMI

Composition Commissions

2018 Radiolab x More Perfect Podcast, “Fruit of the Poisonous Tree - 4th Amendment Song for their 27: The Most Perfect album, episode 2 of season 3 of the podcast
2016 Symbion Project, “Stainless Endless Radiance”, self-released
2015 Denley, “Following a Lie”, from Close, Within Reach EP, Yellow Year Records
2014 Odesza, “For Us”, from In Return, Counter Records

Online Bibliography

2017 Billboard, New Face, Fresh Style: Jagjaguwar Signee Briana Marela shares New “Farthest Shore’ Clip, Talks Olympia Haunts and Sentimental Vintage Style

2015 Interview Magazine ::: Discovery: Briana Marela | August 21

2015 Vogue, Why Briana Marela Went To Iceland to Record Her New Album

2015 Flavorwire, The Intake Form

2015 SPIN, Five Artists to Watch in June

2015 NPR, All Songs Considered

2015 CMJ, Q&A

2015 The Fader, Briana Marela announces ‘All Around Us’, premieres “Surrender”

2011 Phoning It In ::: Briana Marela ::: Radio Interview and Live Performance on 90.3FM KDVS Davis, CA February 21

Print Publications Bibliography

2017 “What is Everlasting?”, July/August 2017, Malibu Magazine
2015 “Pleased To Meet You”, July-October, Under The Radar Magazine
2012 “Take Care of Me”, July/August 2012 Music Edition w/ cassette tape compilation curated by Calvin Johnson, published by The Believer

Solo Discography

2017 Briana Marela - Call It Love, LP/CD/Cassette, Jagjaguwar Records
2015 Briana Marela - All Around Us, LP/CD, Jagjaguwar Records
2014 Briana Marela - Remain, CD/lathe single, PIAPTK
2013 Briana Marela - I Don’t Belong To You, 7” Lathe, PIAPTK
2012 Briana Marela - Speak From Your Heart, LP/CD, Bicycle Records
2010 Briana Marela - Water Ocean Lake, Cassette, Self-Released


2019 US Solo Tour
2017 European Tour support for Alex Cameron and Jesca Hoop
2017 US Tour support for Emel Mathlouthi
2016 US Tour support for Waxahatchee
2015 European Solo Tour
2015 US Tour support for Jenny Hval
2012 US Solo Tour

Composition Synchronizations

2018 “Further”, Lore #12 Mary Webster, Amazon
2017 “Everything Is New”, Better Things Episode #205, Minim Productions, Inc.

Photo by Eleanor Petry