Lainie is a composer, performer, teacher, organizer, and general proponent of new music.
Lainie’s past, present and future collaborators include: guitarist James Moore, bassist Eleonore Oppenheim, pianist Kathleen Supové, electric guitar quartet Dither, Hotel Elefant, JACK Quartet, So Percussion, the New York Virtuoso Singers, NOW ensemble, Newspeak, TILT Brass, and ETHEL.
Lainie has participated in workshops including: the Sentieri Selvaggi composer workshop in Milan (with Julia Wolfe), the Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble Workshop in New York City, the Lewis Center atelier with Laurie Anderson, the Bang on a Can Summer Residency in North Adams, Massachusetts, and the Arabic Music Retreat with Simon Shaheen at Mount Holyoke College.
Lainie’s recent performance projects include writing for, laptoping, and singing in laptop ensemble Sideband, writing for and singing alto with avant vocal trio Celestial Mechanics (with sopranos Anne Hege and Sarah Paden) and writing for and singing with minimalist folk band Phthia (with Missy Mazzoli and Mila Henry on melodica, Sara Phillips Budde on clarinet, Andie Springer on fiddle, and James Moore on banjo).
Lainie has performed or been programmed in several New York venues, including: The United Nations General Assembly, Carnegie Hall, Google HQ NYC, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, Roulette, Issue Project Room, Miller Theater, Tenri, and Monkeytown, She has occasionally performed at venues in California, (including Oakopolis), Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Her works have also been heard in Ireland, Holland, England, and Florida. Lainie’s music has been featured in many concerts, festivals, and online shenanigans, including the Ecstatic Festival, the Sonic Festival, the Music With A View series, and the Floating Points Festival. She has been an invited speaker/composer at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, the Ruckus Conference in NYC, and at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Lainie has enjoyed rich success with her soulful kazoo playing. Her performance experiences include joining the Bang on a Can All-Stars in a performance of Louis Andriessen’s “Worker’s Union” and numerous New York area performances of Terry Riley’s “In C.”