Musician: Elizabeth Lain


Elizabeth Lain, Composer, Rock Oboist, Urban Mermaid

“My journeys eventually took me to the pacific northwest where I was able to finally meet a rather reclusive urban mermaid by the name of Elizabeth Lain. I was not disappointed. These wondrous creatures have adapted to city life largely blending in with other city dwellers. Closely related to the more rural sirens, both use music as a means to entrance and communicate with those around them. However, while the siren uses vocal song and lilting melodies, the urban mermaid has adapted to using physical instruments, electronics, and other noise making sources to blend into much more chaotic and dissonant creations.”

-Victoria Valentine