Mitchell Akiyama, Jenna Robertson
Profile of the performer Avia Gardner:
Avia Gardner was born before either of its members were. She is a persona teased out of a photograph, a story that has been given a voice. Jenna Robertson and Mitchell Akiyama first brought Avia to life on intr_version records’ compilation Saturday Morning Empires. “Urban Gravity” set Robertson’s delicate voice and subtle lyrics against a backdrop of fractured strings, guitar and other acoustic instruments giving a premonition of ethereal and beautiful things to come. Their songs marry the lyricism of Múm with the jagged beauty of Fennesz and My Bloody Valentine.
Jenna Robertson is an accomplished vocalist and musician with a background in choral music. She is a member of the award winning small chamber choir Concerto Della Donna. She has also worked with Désormais and Joshua Treble.
Mitchell Akiyama is a musician and multi-disciplinary artist. He has recorded for labels such as Sub Rosa, Raster-Noton and Substractif and is a member of the group Désormais.