Melbourne, Victoria, AUS

Exploring the magical aspect in day to day journeys and experiences through music.


Niittsa is an electroacoustic project of Melbourne based musician Dave Hevern. The sound comes mostly from experimenting with musical instruments in practiced and non-practiced ways. This is complimented with manipulations of recordings, samples, dialogue, clicky beats and rhythms. Guitars feature prominently in the instrumentation, along with glockenspiels, kalimbas and sometimes other instruments. The music has a playful quality about it, often based around simple melodies.

Evan Carr of PBS Radio Melbourne describes the latest release Things Fall Together as “a very gentle, delicate blending of guitars, other acoustic treatments and quirky but minimal beats. Unfortunately a little too late in the year to be a summer album, but certainly one to get you in the mood, whatever the temperature”

Dave is currently working on a new EP due for release around Christmas, on a vocal based project and on other collaborative projects with local and European artists.

This project was started in 2007. Prominent musical influences are varied and include Icelandic bands Bjork, Múm and Sigur Ros, and IDM oufits such as Tycho, Gimmik, Plod and Aphex Twin.

"for you" from the first Niittsa release Beginnings, scored 3rd place in the World category of the 100% Music Songwriting Contest 2009.


instrumental - no lyrics

Written By: Dave Hevern

instrumental - no lyrics


Beginnings (EP) - May 2009

Things fall together (album) - August 2010

Tracks featured on Bing Satellites (Rebel Radio), Triple R (Melbourne), Triple J (Melbourne), PBS (Melbourne), FBi (Sydney) radio stations.

Dave co-wrote the music for Melbourne 48hr film festival film "The Shaman" from team Monomonomono (a 48hr film - a short film that is written, shot, edited etc etc - and totally made from scratch over a weekend).