Alternating Currents Live: Lia Kohl & Elizabeth Metzger

Alternating Currents Live presents Lia Kohl and Elizabeth Metzger for solo and duo sets of poetry and music. 

Lia Kohl is a cellist, composer, and multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago. She creates and performs sonic landscapes utilizing cello, synthesizers, field recordings, and live radio to explore the mundane and profound possibilities of sound. She has presented work and performed at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Walker Art Center, Chicago Symphony Center, and Eckhart Park Pool. Her debut solo album, Too Small to Be a Plain, was released on Shinkoyo/Artist Pool in March 2022. More info at

Elizabeth Metzger is the author of the chapbook Bed (Tupelo Press, 2021), winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize, The Spirit Papers (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017), winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and the chapbook The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (Horsethief Books, 2017). Her second full-length collection Lying In will come out with Milkweed Editions in April 2023. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorkerthe Paris Review, Poetry Magazine, American Poetry ReviewThe Nationand the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, among others. Her prose has recently been published in ConjunctionsLiterary HubGuernica, and Boston Review. She is a poetry editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books.