In September 2020, Quilla released an electronic indie-pop album on her record label, Ritual Fire Records. Titled The Handbook of Vivid Moments, the album beautifully weaves elements of Quilla’s Latinx heritage with dance floor beats. This album uplifts listeners during a difficult time worldwide, and explores contemporary themes such as climate change and women’s empowerment. The album is available for immediate release on all platforms here: https://orcd.co/
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Quilla’s third album was written and produced in her home studio in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was created with support from the North Carolina Arts Council and the partnering arts councils of the Regional Artist Project Grant Program (2021). Their support is gratefully acknowledged. The printing of physical albums was also made possible by an Artist Support Grant from ArtsGreensboro and the NC Arts Council in 2021.
Music, lyrics, electronic production and mixing by Quilla
Vocal production by Quilla and Mike Garrigan
Violin on Track 5 by Kate Musselwhite Tobey
Mastering by Holger Lagerfeldt
Cover art by Marty O’Connor
“Mixing elements of heritage and genre in tune with body and space, The Handbook of Vivid Moments, the third record from Greensboro electro-artist, Quilla— the artistic persona from Montreal-born Anna Luisa Daigneault— serves as a vessel for expression and empowerment in a time of dystopia, laid amongst dance floor beats.” – YES!Weekly
“The Greensboro musician and producer emphasizes biological cycles, family relationships and women’s liberation in her music. And those themes stand out… [in] her most recent album, The Handbook of Vivid Moments. While the album features multilingual lyrics and ranges from dancehall beats to ethereal soundscapes, the electro-vocal tracks remain extraordinarily accessible. The welcoming groove is a product of Quilla’s thorough checks on audio quality.” – The State of Things (WUNC)
- Friday, June 4th, 2021. 4:30-8pm. DJ-in-residence at Title Boxing Club Greensboro (3373 Battleground Ave). Come try a class! Quilla will be DJ-ing at three 45-min classes back-to-back.
- Saturday June 5th, 2021. Quilla will kick off the “City Sunsets” summer concert series with a live performance from 7-9pm EST at Center City Park in downtown Greensboro, NC. This is a free, all ages event. All details here.
Around Town Sessions | Recorded live at Elsewhere Museum in downtown Greensboro, Quilla performed three songs for Around Town Sessions, a video series showcasing North Carolina musical talent.
BIT ROSIE | Quilla was featured on the latest episode of Bit Rosie, a documentary series that explores the home studios and creative processes of women and gender non-confirming music producers around the globe. Bit Rosie is produced, directed and edited by multimedia artist, musician and scholar Adele Fournet.
Music video directed and produced by s/n (Jennida Chase & Hassan Pitts), in conjunction with the Media Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. The track is available for streaming everywhere. Sagittarius was officially featured at multiple film festivals in in 2019 and 2020. See blog post below for the full list of festivals.
TV APPEARANCE | Quilla was on UNC-TV / PBS (Public Media North Carolina) on May 2nd, 2019, during “MUSE: The Arts Show” which also included segments on A/V Geeks and Art-o-Mat. View full credits here.