ELIZABETE BALČUS

Live Act Avantgarde Pop Electronica Experimental Dream Pop Live-Looping
ELIZABETE BALČUS - Avantgarde Pop Electronica Experimental Dream Pop Live-Looping Live Act in Riga

ELIZABETE BALČUS Short Info

Elizabete Balčus is a Latvian musician and performing artist who creates neo-psychedelic dream pop from surprising, collaged, genre juxtapositions that is simultaneously melodic and experimental. She works with a strong visual aesthetic that draws upon modern surrealism, contemporary fashion and geometric imagery.
The spirit of Elizabete’s performance is weirdly theatrical, welding together free-jazz flute improvisations, unearthly voice, electronic beats, elements of chamber music and magical secret glitches. One of the instruments she plays is a synthesizer, which enables her to play fruit and vegetables as instruments. Live performances engage the audience with a psychedelic and theatrical situation that is as befuddling as it is mesmerizing.

"The vibe is so transcendent in places you feel you are in motion listening to it, transported in a stupor through some faerie glade and awake before you have time to register what has happened." - The Quietus

“Cocteau Twins meets Bjork. Great arrangement and gorgeous vocals” - Vehlinggo

“She frequently employs her voice as another instrument with its whoops, shrieks and groans giving the impression of a ghostly opera singer, while at other times creating an eerie choir by multi tracking her vocals. Overall the album is a hazy, dreamy sonic delight (with just enough surprises) which leaves the listener in a blissed out trance like state, somewhere between the waking and sleeping as the album title suggests.” - Sounds Magazine

“...Her electro-pop inclinations often hardwired and intensive, with the flute improvisations of “Behind the Castle” mixing with a beat that could match Portishead’s “Machine Gun” if it wanted to. These kind of moments show Balčus sowing together total opposites, putting herself in untenable positions -- free jazz jams and stringent rhythmic policies -- in the name of a very particular kind of pop music. It’s a fantastic, weird record, possibly unlike anything you’ve heard. A triumph of fanfare and fury with a patchwork discipline” - NormanRecords

Elizabete Balčus is a Latvian musician and performing artist who creates neo-psychedelic dream pop from surprising, collaged, genre juxtapositions that is simultaneously melodic and experimental. She works with a strong visual aesthetic that draws upon modern surrealism, contemporary fashion and geometric imagery.
The spirit of Elizabete’s performance is weirdly theatrical, welding together free-jazz flute improvisations, unearthly voice, electronic beats, elements of chamber music and magical secret glitches. One of the instruments she plays is a synthesizer, which enables her to play fruit and vegetables as instruments. Live performances...

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ELIZABETE BALČUS on Tour

  • 11 | 05 | 2018 Sheffield, UK DINA venue
  • 12 | 05 | 2018 London, UK The Gladstone Arms
  • 18 | 05 | 2018 Vittoria, IT Scenica Festival
  • 04 | 08 | 2018 Urjala, FI Mitäs Mitäs Mitäs Festival

Past Gigs ELIZABETE BALČUS

  • 04 | 2018 Porto, PT Maus Habitos
  • 04 | 2018 Various city venues Westway LAB Festival 2018 - City Showcases
  • 04 | 2018 Tallinn, EST Tallinn Music Week
  • 04 | 2018 Victoria, CAN Copper Owl
  • 03 | 2018 Vancouver, CAN The Woods Studio
  • 03 | 2018 Ymir, CAN Ymir Schoolhouse
  • 03 | 2018 Nelson, CAN Finley's
  • 03 | 2018 Invermere, CAN Shakmans
  • 03 | 2018 Edmonton, CAN Cafe Blackbird
  • 03 | 2018 Calgary, CAN Ironwood
  • 03 | 2018 Riga, LV Intsikurmu Minifestival 2018 I Riga
  • 02 | 2018 Riga, LV LMA karnevāls "Baltais Caurums"
  • 01 | 2018 Budapest, HU Szimpla Kert
  • 01 | 2018 Berlin, GER Urban Spree
  • 01 | 2018 Groningen, NL Eurosonic Noorderslag
  • 01 | 2018 Cluj-Napoca, RO Atelier Cafe
  • 01 | 2018 Luxembourg, LUX Rocas
  • 01 | 2018 Paris, FR Le Pop In
  • 01 | 2018 Bucharest, RO Apollo111 Teatrul
  • 11 | 2017 Tallinn, EST POFF Shorts festival
  • 11 | 2017 Riga, LV Sieviete Te, Aleponija
  • 10 | 2017 Milan, IT Gatto
  • 10 | 2017 Avellino, IT Godot Art
  • 10 | 2017 San Salvo, IT Beat Cafe
  • 09 | 2017 Hamburg, GER Reeperbahn Festival
  • 09 | 2017 Vilnius, LT What's next in music?
  • 09 | 2017 Riga, LV Balta nakts
  • 08 | 2017 Riga, LV Udensgabali '17, NOASS
  • 08 | 2017 Ratnieki, LV Laba Daba
  • 08 | 2017 Palanga, LT I Love Palanga
  • 08 | 2017 Riga, LV iNOVUSS
  • 07 | 2017 Liepaja, LV Summer Sound
  • 07 | 2017 Tallinn, EST TOLM
  • 05 | 2017 Brighton, UK The Great Escape
  • 05 | 2017 Brighton, UK The Great Escape
  • 05 | 2017 Tartu, EST Magasini Tänava Suvila
  • 04 | 2017 Maastricht, NL Mandril
  • 04 | 2017 Nijmegen, NL Extrapool
  • 04 | 2017 Amsterdam, NL De Neiuwe Anita
  • 04 | 2017 London, UK Balzambārs
  • 04 | 2017 Birmingham, UK Centrala
  • 04 | 2017 South-end-on-Sea, UK The Railway Hotel
  • 04 | 2017 Cologne, GER Kulturcafe Lichtung
  • 03 | 2017 Madona, LV Madonas kulūras nams
  • 03 | 2017 Riga, LV Eju Meklet festival
  • 02 | 2017 Jelgava, LV Melno Cepurīšu balerija
  • 02 | 2017 Priekuli, LV Priekuļu kultūras nams
  • 02 | 2017 Valmiera, LV Tautas Harmonijas centrs
  • 02 | 2017 Ogre, LV Ogres Vēstures un Mākslas muzejs
  • 02 | 2017 Riga, LV Nabaklab
  • 01 | 2017 Riga, LV Depo
  • 12 | 2016 Riga, LV Kaņepes Kultūras centrs
  • 11 | 2016 Riga, LV Chomsky
  • 10 | 2016 Ziemeri, LV Ziemeru muiža
  • 10 | 2016 Riga, LV 3 MĀSAS
  • 09 | 2016 Riga, LV BLANC@Riga Small Guild
  • 09 | 2016 Riga, LV Hagenskalna komuna
  • 05 | 2016 Riga, LV Autentika B2
  • 05 | 2016 Riga, LV ES māja
  • 04 | 2016 Riga, LV Omas briljanta istaba
  • 04 | 2016 Riga, LV Hagenskalna komuna
  • 11 | 2015 Vilnius, LT Vilnius Music Week
  • 02 | 2014 Rome, IT That's all folks session@2periodicio
  • 12 | 2013 Berlin, GER Federal Ministry of Finance,So klingt Europa: Lettland
  • 08 | 2013 Ratnieki, LV Laba daba
  • 07 | 2013 Salacgriva, LV Positivus festival

Discography ELIZABETE BALČUS

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

Media

  • Video ELIZABETE BALČUS : tourist
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  • Sound The Hanging Garden
  • Sound Behind The Castle
  • Video Elizabete Balcus - Dusk & R...
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Origin

  • Riga LV

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Elizabete Balcus flute, voice, electronics, keyboard, (visuals)

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