Élève is the music project of João Ritter. Born in Brazil, João grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is currently a first-year student at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

His compositions piece together a series of acoustic guitar, orchestral, and synthetic sounds to create a mysterious and surreal setting.

"The World and Its Mistress" is Élève's first studio album, released in March of 2013.

Jay Manley is a guitarist, singer/songwriter and composer exploring exciting, engaging sounds on the 21-string electric harp guitar, Saraswati Guitar, designed and built by Wes Lambe. His music is a fusion of rock, jazz, and modern classical with influences of fingerstyle folk and Hindustani music served with post-punk fervor.



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