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On September 14th 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 current themes that are challenging to tackle. The album is available for immediate release on all platforms:
https://orcd.co/quilla_handbook

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Quilla’s third album was written and produced in her home studio and was created with support from the North Carolina Arts Council and the partnering arts councils of the Regional Artist Project Grant Program. Their support is gratefully acknowledged.

ALBUM CREDITS
Music, lyrics, electronic production and mixing by Quilla
Vocal production by Quilla and Mike Garrigan
Violin on Track 5 by Kate Tobey
Mastering by Holger Lagerfeldt
Cover art by Marty O’Connor

ALBUM REVIEWS

“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

PR Contact: Natasha Dressler Public Relations
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UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS
Sunday Oct 4th, 2020.
Pathways: Art and Digital Exploration. RSVP.
Thursday Oct 15th, 2020. Writers Read at Scuppernong Books. RSVP.

CONCERTS
Saturday Dec 19th, 2020.
Quilla & Molly McGinn – Live Performance at the Carolina Theater in Greensboro, NC. Details and limited number of tickets coming soon. Masks required. Livestream will also be available. 

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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.

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SAGITTARIUS MUSIC VIDEO |  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 recently! See blog post below for the full list of festivals.

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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.

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Listen to Interviews with Quilla
Artstitution: Artists at Work Podcast (Nov 2018)
Gate City Live Podcast (Oct 2018)

About


Equal parts songwriter, producer, and performer, Quilla is known for her ethereal vocals, mesmerizing skills on the vocal looper, and carefully woven live electronic sets. Originally from Montreal, Canada, she currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Photo by Ashley Johnson. https://hiaj.co/

Her first indie pop album Beautiful Hybrid (Ritual Fire Records, 2014) was met with critical acclaim and was featured on the iTunes US ‘Ahead of the Curve’ section. A series of limited-edition Beautiful Hybrid Remix Project vinyls were released by Visionquest Music and garnered interest in the international techno community.

As a featured vocalist, Quilla has released dance hits with over a dozen producers on the world’s top dance labels, including Revealed Recordings, Armada Music, Vicious Recordings, Ministry of Sound, Visionquest Music, Neon Records, and Musical Freedom.

Quilla wrote and performed the lyrics for “Close To Me” by Tiësto, Sultan + Ned Shepard which appeared on Tiësto’s hit album, A Town Called Paradise (Universal Music, 2014). The song was the follow-up to the international radio hit “Walls” by Sultan + Ned Shepard (feat. Quilla), which appeared on Tiësto’s compilation Club Life: Volume 2 (2012) and was later re-released by his label AFTR:HRS as “Walls (Deeper Shades Mix)” in 2017.

Other celebrated tracks written and sung by Quilla include “Universe” by Australian duo Feenixpawl, as well as “Secret” which became a classic track for Argentinian trance duo Heatbeat and appeared on their hugely successful album Global Monster. The song was regularly featured on Armin van Buuren’s radio show, A State of Trance. She also penned the lyrics for the dance anthem “Unless We Forget” by German duo Jewelz & Sparks, which rose to #4 on Beatport’s Progressive House Chart.

In 2016, Quilla shifted away from being a featured EDM vocalist and began producing electronic material that is influenced not only by house music but also by downtempo pop, folk and world music. She produced an acclaimed release entitled “Wild and Kind” in collaboration with Americana artist Molly McGinn, and the duo toured cities in North Carolina promoting the track.

Quilla’s second album “You Got It” was released in 2017 on her label, Ritual Fire Records, and received positive reviews. In 2018, she produced Johanna Breed’s debut future soul album, “Is It Too Late?” which was also released on Quilla’s label.

Read more about Quilla on Wikipedia. 

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Dec 19th: Quilla, Molly McGinn and friends at The Carolina Theatre

Quilla and Molly McGinn will play live at the historic Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, NC on Saturday, December 19th, 2020. This event is part of the Ghostlight Series. LIMITED TICKETS ON SALE NOW. What is the Ghostlight Series? “Ghostlights are a tradition almost as old as theatre itself – they light the stages when there …

Oct 4th: Pathways: Art & Technology // Digital Exploration & Empowerment

Join bespoken and the International Contemporary Ensemble for a free online discussion focusing on the intersection of technology and art featuring Pauchi Sasaki and Quilla. How does technology and art come together in performance? How can artists discover, experiment, and take risks in the realm of digital collaboration and distribution? For participants: please feel free …

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Quilla – “You Got It” (2017) on Spotify:

Quilla’s top tracks on Spotify:

Quilla – “Beautiful Hybrid” (2014)

Quilla’s dance music collaborations on Soundcloud:

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