PopGun Presents


Secret Drum Band, Glockabelle

Apr 05

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Elsewhere - Zone One

Brooklyn, NY

$14 / $16

This event is 16 and over

Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been creating incorruptible independent pop music since the late 1990's. She has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various domestic and foreign independent labels.

Defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings, Pitchfork has praised her "incredible voice–a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath." Amrit Singh of Revolt TV has called her "an extraordinary lyricist with a piercing sense of melody and a constant interest in subverting the standards of songcraft and production."

Mirah has always sought the creative company of unique collaborators, from multi-media artists and orchestral composers to dj's, Baltic music enthusiasts, and entomologists. A partial list of some of her collaborators includes Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Tara Jane O'Neil, Khaela Maricich (The Blow), Melanie Valera (Tender Forever), Jherek Bischoff, Lori Goldston, Britta Johnson and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.

Her hotly anticipated new release, Changing Light is due out on May 13th on her own imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings.
Secret Drum Band
Secret Drum Band
Lisa Schonberg was born in 1977 in Staten Island, USA, and is based in Portland where she lives and works. She is a percussionist, composer, writer, teacher, and natural historian. She started playing drums as a child, studied ecology and entomology through college and graduate school, and has since traveled extensively to carry out fieldwork and perform. She earned her Masters in Environmental Studies at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and focused on ant biodiversity in the Neotropics. When she worked as a field biologist, her attention was drawn to soundscapes; and as a drummer, she longed to use her skills in performance and composition to protect wild places. She now integrates her interests through creative documentation of soundscapes, insects, and habitat, with the goal of drawing attention to issues concerning endangered species, habitat loss, and other environmental issues. Lisa’s place-based compositions are performed by her percussion and noise ensemble Secret Drum Band and in solo performance. Lisa co-directs the artist collective Environmental Impact Statement, which asks artists to respond to development on public lands and interjects artist work into environmental policy-making. Collaboration is central to her process, and she has engaged with dancers, filmmakers, fashion designers, and visual artists in her work.

Lisa is the author of The DIY Guide to Drums, The Hylaeus Project: A Documentation of the Endangered Native Bees of Hawaii, and Fieldguided, a series of books on insects and their habitats. She is a regular contributor to Tom Tom Magazine and is the magazine’s Northwest Correspondent. Her past bands include STLS and Kickball, and she has performed or otherwise collaborated with Nadia Buyse/DUBAIS, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Taka Yamamoto, Danielle Ross, Mirah, Tara Jane Oneil, Tuneyards, Cloud Eye Control, and Janet Pants, among others. Lisa has received three grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, two career development grants from the Oregon Arts Commisson, and one award from The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts. She has completed artist residencies with Labverde (Manaus, Brazil), at A-Z West (Joshua Tree, CA), and Signal Fire. She has performed at MOMA PS1, the Centre Pompidou, High Desert Test Sites, The Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, the TBA Festival (Portland), and Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, and has presented lectures throughout the US and in Brazil. Lisa currently resides in Portland, Oregon and teaches private drum lessons at Revival Drum Shop.
Glockabelle is an experimental musician and composer based in NYC via Paris.

Before becoming the operator of two pocket calculators, Glockabelle attended the École Normale de Musique de Paris and graduated as a certified concert pianist. Soon thereafter, Glockabelle was introduced to her first casio vl-tone and began adapting her classical repertoire to its tiny keys. Her second signature instrument, the glockenspiel, would be mailed to her by her mother. Glockabelle would apply her classical technique to both instruments to create sounds which are both rhythmic and whimsical.

The New York Times said about Glockabelle "we have never seen a glockenspiel played in this manner: not with sticks, but with thimbles on fingertips. That can make for more simultaneous notes. More busy metallic pling."

In 2008, Glockabelle toured with the Fiery Furnaces, an indie rock group from NYC, on a tour which culminated at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

In 2010, Glockabelle was asked to compose an original piece for the Paris Cinema Festival, which was broadcast nationally in cinemas and on French television.

Glockabelle has also performed with other bands, including Flóp et Tout le Tremblement, a Parisian-based chanson française group, and at the Montreux Jazz Festival. She has served as a judge for the music division of the Festival Içi et Demain (Paris, FR) and was an announcer, translator and DJ for Radio Campus Paris.

Glockabelle's two favorite performers are Dick Dale and Lizzy Mercier Descloux.
Venue Information:
Elsewhere - Zone One
599 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11237