liam fissell

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Liam Fissell (he/she/they) is a composer and improviser captivated by musical dialogue between the human and the machine. She fosters earnest conversations with rusty automatons and scratchy cassette decks. By capturing fragility in her music, Liam hopes to emphasize the beauty she finds in decay, for, as Rumi wrote, Life’s water flows from darkness. At this very moment, they are working on the development of carbon lung, an instrument designed to emphasize the musicality of breath.

Liam has studied for many summers at The Walden School, where his work has been premiered by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, TAK ensemble, and the Walden School Players. Additionally, they one day hope to transform a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder into a literal “vehicle” for multimedia improvisation.

She responds to email inquiry at [email protected]. If you’re interested, take a look at his works and writing, or peruse their playlist of musical influences below.


  1. Space is the Place - Sun Ra
  2. Partita for 8 Singers Part 1: Allemande - Caroline Shaw, Roomful of Teeth
  3. Down to the Waterline - Dire Straits
  4. Hymne au soleil - Lili Boulanger
  5. Computer Love - Kraftwerk
  6. Slow Like Honey - Fiona Apple
  7. Haha Woo - Corncob
  8. Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say - Kate Soper, Wet Ink Ensemble
  9. I Don't Know - Ghost Quartet
  10. Workers Union - Louis Andriessen
  11. Dancing Barefoot - Patti Smith
  12. mouthfeel - Alex Christie
  13. Wish You were Here - Pink Floyd