Elissa Goodrich


Elissa Goodrich is a musician (percussionist), sound artist & composer with an abiding interest in contemporary music across idioms & collaborative arts-making. A Victorian College of the Arts graduate and University of Melbourne Masters postgraduate, Elissa’s sound-art works have played in; Centre de Cultura Contemporanea Barcelona’s Sound Art Zeppellin Festivals (Spain), Soundwaves Festival & International Lightworks Festival (UK), Sonori Sguardi, & Tempo Reale, (Italy), Melbourne International Arts Festival (Australia),
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).Over 2015/16, in collaboration with writer Cressida Bradley, Elissa created a major soundwork ‘Between Footsteps’ hosted at Heide Museum of Modern Art – sculpture park, supported by Creative Victoria. This year Elissa will also create a new work with evolutionary biologist Dr Anna Syme for Elissa’s Carlton Connect Artist Residency.

Composer website:  via CDbaby.com


Rust and Endless Windows and Dreamweaver, from Between Footsteps for vibraphone, electric guitar and percussion (found objects) .

Both these works originate from the project ‘Between Footsteps’, with compositions inspired by 6 sculptures in Heide Museum of Modern Art’s sculpture park. The album features members of Elissa’s outfit States of Play, the excellent Melbourne-based artists, in highly original music that travels across emotional landscapes and bends traditional genres. Dreamweaves was recorded live and in one take.

Featured in Minimalist Waves October 2016

Compas for flute, vibraphone, double bass and drums

A composition for contemporary jazz / improvising ensemble inspired by rhythms and harmonies of Andalusain (Spanish) traditional flamenco and nuovo flamenco traditions

Featured in Jazz-World Waves – November 2017