Live Footage

Brooklyn-based electroacoustic duo Live Footage (Mike Thies and Topu Lyo) score eclectic contemporary pieces on air, in dance, and in tune. Conceived through the art of improvisation, Lyo plays cello, incorporating the use of live loops and a handful of electronics with no pre-recorded samples. Thies plays drums and keyboards, often simultaneously. Live Footage’s songs are structured in such a way that enables them to build loops without disaster, all while keeping the music’s integrity and allowing ample room for improvisation even when covering the likes of Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and Squarepusher.