Erika Bell is a Los Angeles–based composer drawn to intuition, preference and the personal. The combination of these things filtered through her compositional process often result in works that are spacious, textural, and melancholy. Her work is lightly focused on textural construction, irregular ensemble groupings, and a structure-based approach. Bell has had work performed at the Göteborg Art Sounds Festival (Sweden), and—in Los Angeles—the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Zebulon, The Dog Star Festival, the wulf., Human Resources, and more. Currently, Bell is preparing two album-length audio releases of her music.
Bell performs on guitar, vocals, keyboards, objects, and sundries in: Erika Bell (experimental singer-songwriter project), Picky Bunches, Mush Pot (post-punk/performative/art-rock band), The Dog Star Orchestra (experimental music ensemble/festival in L.A.) and other occasional projects.
Erika holds a BFA in music composition from California Institute of the Arts where she studied with Michael Pisaro and Laura Steenberge.