ELIZABETE BALČUS

ELIZABETE BALČUS

 Riga, Rīga, LVA
SoloAlternativeDream Pop

unearthly voice, flute and electronics with an avant-garde hat.
making eclectic, collage type compositions and audio-visual performances.

Biography

ELIZABETE BALČUS is a Latvian musician and performance artist who creates neo-psychedelic dream pop from surprising, collaged, genre juxtapositions that is simultaneously melodic and experimental. Elizabete attended Latvian Academy of Music in order to study classical and jazz flute.
Anything is permitted in her musical cosmos: looping flute and voice, clicking electro pop beats and playing fruits as a synthesizer as well, leaving the listener in a blissed out trance like state, somewhere between the waking and sleeping. Live performance engage the audience with a psychedelic and theatrical situation that is as befuddling as it is mesmerizing. 

At the end of 2016 Elizabete released her album CONARIUM under the UK label "Liminal Noise". Album has got nomination at the Annual Latvian Music Recording Award "Zelta mikrofons" 2017 for Best alternative or indie pop album of the year as well as nomination for Latvian “Mercury Prize” - "Austras balva" for Best Album of 2017. 

In 2011 Elizabete independently released her first EP "Wooden Horse" and won the Annual Latvian Music Recording Award for Best debut. 

In addition to her solo career, Elizabete plays in the indie-pop band "Sus Dungo", as well as with punk-rock orchestra "Gatis Ziema un Karaliskā Dekadence". She also writes music for the theatre and acts in theatre productions.


Discography

  • 2016 Conarium Album | Liminal Noise label
  • 2011 Wooden Horse EP