Aet erna (Mikaella Klyueva) was born on April 18t h, 1969 in St. Petersburg, Russia. She began taking piano lessons early in life, which was soon followed by first timid attempts at composition. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, and Black Sabbath all were subjects of her vivid interest; but the strongest influence on her musical preferences was the German band City whose album Der Tatowierte left a lasting impression. In the 80s, while still pursuing her piano education, she acquired guitar techniques and began performing as guitarist with various underground Rock bands, as well as giving house concerts solo. However, her zest for Rock soon passed and gave way to experiments with Electronic music, inspired by Jean-Michel Jarre, Space, and especially Brian Eno. The 90s saw her composing for theatres and the cinema, creating film scores and sound design of shows.