About the Artists: Lisa Naas & David Faleris
With her MFA in Glass from Edinburgh College of Art (May 2015), Lisa is continuing her post-graduate work with the School of Design at ECA and currently making final revisions to her creative, non-traditional PhD thesis, which focuses on idea generation. She was fortunate to win the Principal’s Career Development Award from the University of Edinburgh to support her doctoral studies. Her creative practice pushes glass in new directions and her collaborative work combining glass, sound, and engineering earned the Ingenious Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Formerly based in New England, USA, Lisa's experience includes training in studio art and art history as well as a fifteen year professional career in arts administration that involved extensive work with the Tanglewood Music Festival, where she met her collaborator and counterpart, composer David Faleris. In 2020, Lisa and David formed TangledTree Studios, which will publish Lisa's Broken words lost in silence seek connections: A Book of Lyric as the first title under its label.
An active and versatile musician, David Faleris wears many hats as a composer, trombonist, educator, and administrator. After completing his undergraduate work at Boston College (B.A. Music), David returned to his home state of Maryland to study at The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (M.M. Trombone Performance). He returned to Boston and served as Program Administrator for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute while teaching at Boston College and freelancing as a composer and trombonist. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain (M.M. Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games), and currently resides in Glasgow, UK where he is focusing both on composing for visual media and new works for the concert hall. To listen to David's music, please visit his website at www.davidfaleris.com.