Dorit Chrysler

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'A Wizard, A True Theremin Star! Imagine if Marianne Faithful! and Nikola Tesla had a love child, with Jane Birkin as the nanny and Bjork as the wayward Girl Scout leader!' (Ann Magnuson of Paper Magazine) 

Best known for her theremin style, composer/musician Dorit Chrysler also has a prolific recording and performing career as a vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, and engineer. Making her professional vocal debut at Austria's Opera House Graz at the age of seven, Dorit went on to form her first rock band at thirteen and began working towards her Master's Degree in Music Science at eighteen. 

Moving to New York, she was fronting a number of notable bands, including New York rock quartet Halcion. Dorit has shared live bills with acts as diverse as Alex Hacke, Amon Tobin, Dinosaur Jr., Blonde Redhead, Marilyn Manson, Mercury Rev, Oingo Boingo and Echo and the Bunnymen. 

She has also collaborated and recorded with artists & producers such as Tocotronic, Elliott Sharp, Judah Bauer (Catpower) Matt Johnson (The Th-e),Cluster, Chicks on Speed, Electric Indigo, Neon Indian, Gordon Raphael(The Strokes), Jason Forrest, Oh Land, Foetus, Ultra Vivid Scene & Gibby- Haynes. As a regular at Joe McGinty's noto-rious Loser's Lounge review in New York, Dorit performed "Hey Cowboy" for her idol, the song's composer Lee Hazelwood. This highpoint of Dorit's career was topped off by Hazelwood's compliment that she sang it "better than Nancy (Sinatra)."