Lisa Schonberg  is a musician, artist and natural historian. She started playing drums as a child in Staten Island, NY, moved out west in 2000 to pursue graduate studies on ants and conservation biology, 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. Her recent work integrates her interests through creative documentation and analysis of soundscapes, insects, and habitat. Lisa co-directs the artist collective Environmental Impact Statement, which interjects art into environmental policy concerning public lands. She performs in the band Explode into Colors and composes place-based pieces for her percussion ensemble Secret Drum Band. Lisa is the author of The DIY Guide to Drums and Fieldguided, a series of books on insects and their habitats. Most recently, she documented the native Hawaiian bees in an illustrated text and percussion compositions called The Hylaeus Project. Lisa 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 DUBAIS, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Mirah, Tara Jane Oneil, Tuneyards, Erase Errata, The Need, Cloud Eye Control, Gabriel Salomon and Peter Broderick. 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. Lisa lives in Portland, Oregon and teaches private drum lessons at Revival Drum Shop. SCHONBERG CV

MT RYAN - photo by Micki Poklar

MT RYAN - photo by Micki Poklar


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