Lisa Schonberg

Lisa Schonberg is a composer and percussionist creating sound works based on ecological research. Informed by her background in entomology, Schonberg is interested how these sound works can reveal and challenge assumptions about insects and other overlooked and/or avoided nonhumans. She has been collaborating with Brazilian entomologists on ATTA (Amplifying the Tropical Ants), a project investigating ant bioacoustics in the Amazon. Her other recent work includes investigations of old-growth forests in Oregon, endangered Hawaiian Hylaeus bees, fungi and plastics. Schonberg’s compositions are performed by Secret Drum Band and UAU. She is a PhD researcher in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.