Briana Marela Lizárraga
Composer | Performer | Vocalist
b. 1989 Seattle, WA ▪


2020 MFA Electronic Music and Recording Media, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Studied with Laetitia Sonami, Zeena Parkins, John Bischoff, and James Fei
2011 BA Music Technology and Audio Production, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Studied with Ben Kamen, Peter Randlette, and Terry Setter


2021 ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI (July 2021)
2021 Qubit Innovator Lab Residency with Sally Decker, remote/New York, NY (May 2021)
2020 Margaret Lyon Music Student Prize by Mills College, Oakland, CA (May 2020)
2019 Career Development Grant by AAUW, The American Association of University Women (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)

Selected Performances

2021 August 21st, The Lab, San Francisco, CA w/Spellling
2021 May 28th, Livestream w/ Qubit (NYC) for Innovator Lab Residency – collaboration with Sally Decker
2019 May 23rd, Verge Center for the Arts w/Spellling, Wizard Apprentice, and Byron Lynch
2019 April 8th, California Electronic Music Exchange at CalArts, Santa Clarita, CA
2019 January 26th, Tech Intersections: Womxn of Color in Computing at Mills College, Oakland, CA
2018 September 28th, Columbia City Theatre, Seattle, WA w/Bad Luck
2018 May 12th, The Lodge Room, Los Angeles, CA w/Jenny Hval
2017 October 21st, The Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA w/Perfume Genius
2017 October 20th, KEXP Live In-Studio Session, Seattle, WA
2016 May 29th, Sasquatch Music Festival, The Gorge in George, WA
2016 February 20th, Viva Vera Gala, The Triple Door, Seattle, WA w/Crater
2015 September 27th, Decibel Festival, Seattle, WA
2015 August 21st, Green Man Festival, Brecon, UK
2015 July 9th, KEXP Live In-Studio Session, Seattle, WA
2015 February 27th, Noise Pop Music Festival, Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA w/Grouper and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
2012 March 3rd, The Chapel, Wayward Music Series, Seattle, WA 
2011 October 14th, Disjecta, Electrogals Music Festival, Portland, OR 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 June 30th, (this is not a) music video, collaboration with Sally Decker, 208 Bowery, NY

Selected Professional Experience

Mills College, Teaching/Technical Assistant, 2018-2020
The Evergreen State College, Media Intern and Teaching/Technical Assistant, 2009-2011

Professional Affiliations  

Broadcast Music, Inc., BMI (Current Member)
Solo Discography 

2020 Eclipse, PIAPTK Records, single, 7” Lenticular Lathe Cut Record/Digital
2017 Call It Love, Jagjaguwar Records, LP, LP/CD/Cassette/Digital
2015 All Around Us, Jagjaguwar Records, LP, LP/CD/Digital 
2014 Remain, PIAPTK Records, single, CD/Lathe cut record
2013 I Don’t Belong To You, PIAPTK Records, single, 7” Lathe Cut Record
2012 Speak From Your Heart, Bicycle Records, LP, LP/CD
2010 Water Ocean Lake, Self-Released, LP, Cassette
2007 Stuck In A Rhythm, Self-Released, EP, Digital

Selected 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

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, The Believer

Selected Online Bibliography

2017 Billboard, New Face, Fresh Style: Jagjaguwar Signee Briana Marela shares New “Farthest Shore’ Clip
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 The Fader, Briana Marela announces ‘All Around Us’, premieres “Surrender”


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
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