Heidi is a self-taught musician and vocalist exploring the genre of “New Weird America”. Her creative practice is based on an exploration and intermingling of traditional and non-traditional sound sources. Heidi has been called a “chameleon” when it comes to the number of instruments she may play in a single performance or conjure up in her recordings. She often incorporates live looping where she builds layer upon layer of instruments, sound objects, and vocal harmonies, all culminating into an orchestrated experience you would never guess was one person if you had your eyes closed.
Heidi’s repertoire of instruments include piano, clarinet, harmonica, guitar, melodica, synthesizer, theremin, and various sound makers. She contributed many of these sounds as well as songwriting as a former member of the chamber folk trio Cutleri. But Heidi’s first “instrument” was her own voice. From a young age she performed lead roles in operettas and musicals, and although stylistically she has moved on to more avant-garde territories, the quality and range of her voice still hinges on her theatrical roots.
Heidi attended the Institute of Audio Research in New York City, focusing on the process of recording and producing, and went on to record several self-released albums in her home studio, Suki Sound. Her work has been reviewed by labels and blogs all over the globe, applauding her as a unique and exceptionally prolific songwriter and recording artist.