Born and raised in Turkey, Elif Yalvaç creates music using an array of instruments including guitars, synthesizers, field recordings, and Game Boy. Her music has received international acclaim including reviews in The Guardian, Electronic Sound, and The Wire, alongside international live appearances and broadcasts including BBC Radio 6 and Radio 3. Her works embrace opposites: microsound glitches and slow builds; celestial beauty and abrasive energy. Alongside her solo projects, she collaborates with others extensively, including experimental rock project Diaries of Destruction (March 2022) and her album Green Drift with Expert Sleepers (September 2022). Her most recent work My Heart of Noise (Möller Records – April 2023) is a collaboration with 9 artists from Nordic countries. She holds an MA degree in Sonic Arts from Istanbul Technical University and regularly delivers workshops and podcasts on electronic music. Endorsed by Arts Council England, Elif is based in the UK with a Global Talent Visa. In addition to composition, performance, and production, she teaches electronic music at Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) in London.

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Elif Yalvac

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United Kingdom
51° 48' 35.2152" N, 0° 14' 15.6264" W
Cambridgeshire GB