credit: Sarah Wang
ELSZ is a producer, harpist, vocalist and dancer, living most of her life between Australia and Sri Lanka, she is now based in Brooklyn, New York. ELSZ spent the past 8 months in Sri Lanka, much of her time was spent learning her family art of loom weaving and producing new material for a full length album . Her sound sits somewhere between Chamber pop and experimental R&B, restlessly exploring the vastness of themes such love and violence. ELSZ augments the sound of her self made harp and vocals with motion sensors and controllers, her live shows are intimate, otherworldly and evocative. ELSZ recently recorded two singles ‘Poison’ &‘Bright Eyes' at New York City’s oldest recording studio, Sear Sound with Grammy Award winning engineer Jeremy Loucas. She released ‘Bright Eyes’ in October 2017 and her debut single /video 'Poison', on the 8th of March 2016 (International Women's day). 'Poison' is dedicated to victims and survivors of gender based violence. The past year ELSZ played shows in Australia, Asia and America, she was invited to play at festivals such SXSW in Austin Texas, EMC in Sydney Australia, BIGSOUND Brisbane Australia and Women of the World in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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