Briana Marela Lizárraga
Composer/Vocalist/Performing Artist
b. 1989 in Seattle, WA ▪ currently living in Brooklyn, NY briana.marela@gmail.com ▪ www.brianamarela.com
Education
2020 MFA Electronic Music and Recording Media, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2011 BA Music Technology and Audio Production, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Employment
Mills College, Teaching/Technical Assistant, 2018-2020
The Evergreen State College, Media Intern and Freelance Tech Assistant, 2009-2011
Selected Solo Performances
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
2017 October 21st, The Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
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
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 2012 March 3rd, The Chapel, Wayward Music Series, Seattle, WA
2011 October 14th, Disjecta, Electrogals Music Festival, Portland, OR
Awards/Grants/Residencies
2021 ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI (postponed to summer 2021)
2020 Margaret Lyon Music Student Prize by Mills College (May 2020)
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)
Professional Affiliations
Broadcast Music, Inc., BMI (Current Member)
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music, SEAMUS (Current Member)
Solo Discography
2017 Call It Love, Jagjaguwar Records, LP/CD/Cassette 
2015 All Around Us, Jagjaguwar Records, LP/CD
2014 Remain, PIAPTK records, CD/Lathe cut record single 
2013 I Don’t Belong To You, PIAPTK 7” Lathe cut record 
2012 Speak From Your Heart, Bicycle Records, LP/CD 2010 Water Ocean Lake, Self-Released, Cassette
2007 Stuck In A Rhythm, Self-Released, 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
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”
Tours
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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