Multi-instrumentalist experimental electronics using DIY fx, drum synths, light toys and kinetic devices. A play with voices and identity, with costume and ritual. A shape shifting exploration into the possibilities of instruments, electronics, collected sounds and the human voice.
By building her own electronics she believes it is a sort of alchemy where raw materials are assembled and housed in jars or boxes. With a background in song-writing Nnja Riot improvises live in an attempt to capture the essence of the first moments of composing a piece of music, each performance is unique as she shifts between using violin noise, guitar noise or rave noise depending on the context.
I use: Beats and samples Improvised glitch Acoustic meets electronic self built synths and devices Circuit bent diy electronics guitar noise Improvised body/music interaction
"Utilising field recordings, instruction manual texts, loops, synths, various instruments, beats, phone apps and her voice, Lisa McKendrick deconstucts musical norms and releases them back into the wild glistening with new light and perspective" - Fu Inle
Nnja Riot "Glitch Jungle houses the most eccentric electric bongos that I’ve heard in a long time. The amazing bongo is err…bongo-ing all over the place as the sound of the electronics (from the Pepsi generation) are splashed in rainbow patterns. Twisting through the slippery sheen of processed guitar and keyboards Nnja Riot does an unexpected nod to the goof-poetry of Adam Bohman as instructions are read out (for super glue or something) in a sing-song voice underwired with a hint of menace." Radio Free Midwich - review of Glitch Jungle