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Elissa Goodrich

Elissa Goodrich is an Australian, Melbourne - based musician (percussionist), sound artist & composer. Elissa’s sound-art works have featured in internationally in; Centre de Cultura Contemporanea Barcelona (Spain), Soundwaves Festival & International Lightworks Festival (UK), Sonori Sguardi’s media-art festival, and at Tempo Reale’s Soundscapes and Sound Identities, (Italy), Adelaide Arts Festival (Aus), Melbourne International Arts Festival (Aus), International Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music (IRE) & in audio-visual collaborations including: with visual artist Gabby O’Connor at Museum of Otago (NZ), & with filmmaker Michael Carmody at Tempo Reale’s Keep An Ear On (Italy), Double Dialogues (Wales), and Traverse International Video-Art Festival (France). Elissa records & performs in contemporary classical, jazz & pop groups & co-led world-jazz Shannon-Goodrich Ensemble with 2 nominations for 2009 Australian Jazz Work of the Year from their Worlds Within Worlds CD, .
Elissa also works in independent theatre & dance, including long-term collaboration with director Bagryana Popov (1998–current). In 2013 Elissa released; the critically acclaimed jazz debut for States of Play, and, solo marimba project Bach Conversations, .
2015 / 2016 sees Elissa creating her major outdoor soundwork Between Footsteos at Heide Museum of Modern Art with dramatrug/ writer Cressida Bradley, composing a trio work '... and after silence', for Melbourne Museum's Federation Handbells, and composing and performing her "Dusk to Dawn forgotten songs of flight" - world-jazz project - with her outfit States of Play and guests, and commencing her music Gene Tree Residency with scientist Dr Anna Syme.

Elissa’s recent key awards include:
2016: CarltonConnectLab/City of Melbourne Artistic Residency for The Gene Tree Residency with Dr Anna Syme

2015: Creative Victoria for Outdoor Soundwork for Children, Between Footsteps with Cressida Bradley hosted at Heide Museum of Modern Art,

2014: Australia Council for the Arts, for composition of Dusk to Dawn: forgotten songs of flight,

2014: Melbourne Museum Quiddity composition commission for the Federation Handbells,

2012: ABC RN music commission for See how the Leaf People Run (producer Maryanne Lynch, writer Michelle Lee) (Winner 2013 Best original radio play AWGIES),

2012: City of Melbourne, for Bach Conversations,

2012: Australia Council for the Arts, for States of Play music composition with colleague Clare Shannon,

2011: Co-winner Green Room Award - Production Progress and Melancholy (Bagryana Popov director),

2009-10: State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship for Elissa’s Child’s Play,

2009: Nominee, Australian Jazz Work of the Year for Beyond Both Worlds.