Los Angeles-based HÄANA is a one-woman orchestra, combining music + tech + art with Nordic/Icelandic influences set to a broken beat, often featuring avant-garde ballerinas in her stage shows, including her newly released music video GOLD. Her original productions are like a dynamic film score. HÄANA counts Massive Attack, Björk, and Trentemøller as influences in crafting her sounds, featuring electronica influences, synthetic sonority, and vocal textures. The resulting sonic palate takes listeners on a journey whose destination is a crossroads between classical and contemporary, organic & man-made, familiar and mysterious. She studied contemporary improvisation at New England Conservatory (Boston, MA), and electronic music production at Dubspot (NYC). In addition to touring the globe with EDM festivals and as a guest artist for brands such as Intel and Ferrari, and a guest resident artist at Berklee Music College in Valencia, Spain, HÄANA has appeared at Gillette Stadium w/ Kanye West opening for the Rolling Stones, Madison Square Garden for MTV (w/ Kanye), Harvey Nichols Fashion Show (Dubai), Abu Dhabi 3-day NYE Fest (UAE), Alvin Ailey Gala, Obama's Inaugural Ball, Michael Jordan's Wedding, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. HÄANA is also a film score composer and has scored a 90-min feature documentary This Cold Life (sponsored by Time, INC) and music for Heavy Water (sponsored by Red Bull).
HÄANA is also deep in the yoga/music/meditation scene, and performs her original orchestral and intuitive scores at numerous yoga festivals and studios around the world, including US and Canadian Wanderlust Festivals, collaborating with lauded teachers Elena Brower, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Eoin Finn, Aarona Ganesan, Jill Knouse, and many others. She facilitates meditation experiences with her project DEEPSØNØS.
Brands: Intel • Ferrari
Coachella • Abu Dhabi NYE Festival •Oregon Eclipse Festival•Envision Festival • Lightning in a Bottle • Symbiosis • Tech Open Air (Berlin)•Boom Fest (Portugal) • OZORA Fest (Hungary) • Rainbow Serpent Fest (Australia) • Gem & Jam • Arise • Sonic Bloom Fest • Further Future • Joshua Tree Music Fest • Shambhala • Bass Coast • Lucidity • Wanderlust: VT, CO, CA, Whistler BC, Mont-Tremblant QC, Mexico • SXSW •CMJ
“Sonic stardust.” (Vogue)
“Evocative and timeless.” (Flaunt)
"Rather breathtaking." (Clash)
“Luminous frequencies & violin instrumentation tied with foreign Icelandic lyrical messages are found in her voice...” (Afro Monk)
"It has the ability to seep into your soul in ways only orchestral & electronic music can.” (Infectious Magazine)
“Majestic” (Nothing But Hope & Passion)