Heft is an independent solo artist from Yangon, Myanmar. He composes, designs sounds, produces and manages his unique brand of electronic music all from a bedroom studio. Most of all, he is known for his geeky sound design and the melodic pieces on the cinematic ambient beats. Beside technical skill sets, his music is a spiritual, outer world experience and a story driven based on his personal feeling and philosophical view on the world. The debut EP was released on his own label, Urban Gut, where it was noticed and supported by Bandcamp. Over the course of his music career, he has been responsible for supporting the post-rock scene in Myanmar through his band, Pandelic.  His role as music producer of Moe Sat – An Imagination was supported by Kexp Radio. Heft also works closely with art collectives, Noise in Yangon and Institut Francais de Birmanie in promoting the local avant-garde music scene.

Cryptic’s artist residency programme provides professional development time and support for musicians and digital artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice, whilst engaging with other artists and receiving peer-to-peer learning. The emphasis of Cryptic’s residency programme is on research and the development of existing or new work and is not geared towards a final presentation.

This talent development opportunity is essential for both the artists and for Cryptic in nurturing the next generation of creative talent. Ultimately, the combination of international and UK artists at various stages in their career is what makes the learning experience so inspiring and for many artists it’s the ‘must go’ date in their calendar. Since 2012, Cryptic has curated this annual artist residency programme at Cove Park focusing on music, sound and multi-media, with over 78 artists benefitting.