Heidi Elva is a sound and visual artist from New Zealand living in Melbourne, Australia.
Heidi creates soundscapes using a laptop, a harp, vocals, minimal beats, iphone, effects and samples.
Her music comes out of time spent delving into deep imagery from mystical influences and listening to the movement around her - the wind howling around the outside corners of her apartment, the entangled lovers fighting next door or an early morning train along the tracks.
Heidi is driven by a fascination with tribalism and futurism, the moon and the stars, superstitions and the elements. Fusing these parts together, it all eventually comes out in unique dreamy sonic landscapes.
'….the fascinating Heidi Elva, who possesses a haunting tone in the same league of a Lou Rhodes or a Beth Gibbons…'
Fluid Radio UK
"……her gently flowing style of playing is hypnotic…..as she created live loops and sang through her harp to distort her voice, it was clear she is an artist devoted to pushing herself. Truly, her performance was a joy…"
Drum Media - The Sandringham Hotel
"I waltzed into the slowly filling room to the fragile, sparse sounds of harpist and singer Heidi Elva….There was an impressive emotional intensity to Ms Elva’s performance which held the audience enraptured. …….Heidi’s magnetic appeal and stirring tunes kept me rooted to the spot…"
Faster Louder – The Annandale