Musician Olga Bell was born in Moscow and raised in Anchorage, attending East High School. She now resides in Brooklyn, N.Y., and on Wednesday night, she broke out with a musical guest appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.
According to Bell's Tumblr profile, she's an "American composer" who is "at home in a wide range of musical settings ... and has worked with composers Osvaldo Golijov and Philip Glass, soprano Dawn Upshaw, the rap group Das Racist, members of the St. Petersburg, Tokyo, and Juilliard string quartets, and the artist Zachary Lieberman."
Bell's full-length releases include a six-track EP (2008), Diamonite (2011), and a handful of other singles, covers and remixes. Prior to joining the Dirty Projectors, Bell played with American synthpop duo, Chairlift.
If can't imagine that, well, just check out Bell playing a keytar in the video below of her cover of Weezer's song "Buddy Holly."
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