Alexia Avina was born in Bangkok and raised in Southeast Asia. Although she briefly took piano lessons when she was younger, her first relevant musical exposure was from Girls Rock Camp in Portland, Oregon where she learned to play bass and electric guitar at the ages of 12 and 14. After graduating high school in Chiang Mai, Thailand, she took a gap year in France where she spent more time writing and sharing songs online written on banjo, ukulele and guitar. She then moved to Montreal to study anthropology at McGill University where she quickly and fortuitously became embedded in the local music scene. Through her engagement with the city's DIY music community, she gradually took on more of an interest and appreciation for ambient music and the electronic-experimental veins that she had always gravitated towards but had not had a direct means of accessing. Since living in Montreal, she has expanded her solo musical project to collaborate with other musicians and has also formed an ambient pop duo called Best Fern. The current wave of her musical practice can be traced back to the moment she bought her RC-50 loop station off a friend, as looping has since become a crucial element to her compositions, no matter how minimal or elaborate. At the core of her musical ethos is a reverence for the creation of moments and affect through musical performances and recordings, such that a sense of community and shared humanity can be continuously illuminated.