Lisa Bella Donna has returned with a trio of new compositions taped live entitled Turning Point – take a listen below.
The songs – titled An Omen Bird’s Departure, Turning Point and Autopsy – feature atmospheric arpeggiated synths and driving drum machines. The acclaimed musician’s set-up for the project included Moog synthesizers, an ARP 2600, a Mellotron and more.
The tracks were captured on film and edited by Donna’s partner, Tristan Whitney Weary.
Turning Point was commissioned by Metrograph Films for the post-celebration premiere of Sisters with Transistors, a documentary by Lisa Rovner that tells the stories of the unrecognised female pioneers in electronic music.
The film, which consists all-archival footage and narration from artist Laurie Anderson, showcases performances and rare interviews with the likes of Clara Rockmore, Delia Derbyshire, and Daphne Oram among others.
A description on the film’s website wrote: “With the wider social, political and cultural context of the 20th century as our backdrop, this all archival documentary reveals a unique emancipation struggle, restoring the central role of women in the history of music and society at large.”
Turning Point is also available for streaming and purchase on Bandcamp.
Learn more at lisabelladonna.com