is a London based pianist who spends her time playing new and experimental music. Winner of the 2013 British Contemporary Piano Competition, she performs in concert halls, art galleries, living rooms and dark trendy bars as a soloist and band member. She has had the great pleasure of working with composers including John Adams, George Crumb, Tansy Davies, and Andrew Hamilton, and is currently collaborating with Mica Levi on an ever-growing series of solo piano works.
The pair's collaboration has patiently cemented in the past three years, with McCarthy featuring on Levi's Oscar-nominated score for Pablo Larrain's 'Jackie'. Eliza has performed Mica's work at the Barbican, St John's Smith Square, and on a 7" both shared with cellist Oliver Coates on Foom in 2017.
'Slow Dark Green Murky Waterfall' collects 6 of Levi's piano works, played with warmth and care by McCarthy. The EP is bound by a sense of unreal poise: the elegant, blunt, low-lit, and gloopy seep into one another.
makes (mild) pop music and performs with a sampler and voice, the songs think about smallness and vulnerability, and build hooks from within their own limited means, finding tension and arrangement(s) within their repetitions.
Competition's mini-album 'You Turned Into A Painting' is out on Slip in November.
writes and performs original music using guitars, synthesised and recorded sound. She plays as a soloist and in projects such as SPOILER, Tennis of All Kinds and the Splitter Orchester. She's also appeared in various 'improvised music' contexts and performed extensively throughout Europe, Australasia and North America.Julia's debut LP for Slip is out in the new year.