Lis Addison is an award winning and internationally recognized Composer, Vocalist, Keyboardist and Electronic Musician who creates and records music in her Singing Tree Studio. She specializes in electronic and world music designed to inspire, empower and support healing for the individual and the natural world. Her music can be heard on conventional and internet radio and in dance, yoga, healing and meditation centers from Alaska to Zimbabwe. She also composes soundtracks for private and commercial clients. Her skill as a dancer makes her adept at matching the movement of film.
Ms. Addison believes in the power of music to communicate and transform and is the Founding Director of Kinetic Voice (KiVo), a dance-song practice that promotes social cohesion, harnesses the power of sound healing in combination with dance and empowers individuals to voice their vision and value. CLICK HERE for more information on KiVo. Lis teaches KiVo, Music Theory and World Music at the Sound Healing Institute in San Francisco and online to students throughout the world. Her Foundation, The Singing Tree Institute, provides support to rural communities in Kenya through the planting of food forests and the documentation of dance-songs that were traditionally used to bless crops. CLICK HERE for more information on Singing Tree.
Addison has won awards from the Pacific Composer's Forum, Meet the Composer (NEA), The Global Music Awards and the Zone Music Reporter Awards, where her CD The Grace of the Green Leaf won Best Vocal Album in 2010. Her last three releases have been in the top 10 of the International Charts. Lis is a member of ASCAP and NARAS and holds a BA in music composition and an MFA in electronic music from Mills College. Additionally, she has been a student of N. Indian Classical Raga singing since she was a teenager with teachers such as Pandit Pran Nath, Amiya Dasgupta and Ali Akbar Khan. Her music has received favorable reviews in Africa, Canada, Europe, India, Korea, Mexico, Russia and the US. She has performed extensively throughout the United States. Addison has been invited to teach Electronic Music at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, as a Fulbright Scholarship finalist.
"I couldn't decide what I was more impressed with - her wonderfully sensual vocals or her amazing talent on beats and keyboards. This is, simply, a killer album." Bill Binkelman READ MORE
"Addison uses her brilliantly multi-tracked vocals like an instrument, one that is so versatile in its timbre that it can sound like anything from a horn or an electric guitar to African tribal chants...Addison’s singing chants and electronic grooves give the album a tribal and primal yet high-tech and futuristic feel. It’s a winning combination that makes the CD stand out as the rare and uniquely exotic soundscape that it is." Raj Manoharan READ MORE
"In addition to her beautiful vocals on every track, Lis' extensive experience in music and recording is evident in the fact that she wrote all the songs and lyrics and did all the arrangement, produced the album and played just about all the instruments." Michael Diamond, READ MORE
"You've got to experience this talented artist for yourself . . . a balm for the soul and a breath of fresh air." Dana Wright, Music Reviews
"Addison paves the way for a new genre of music." Circles of Light Magazine READ MORE
"The Album is beautiful and induces a state of relaxation." Yoga Journal
"Turning the music industry on it's ear." San Francisco Chronicle
"At the top of your listening list for years to come." The Jazz Doctor
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