MUSIC VIDEO – “Bow to the Rebel Queen” is out now!

The music video for “Bow to the Rebel Queen” is out now! I want to thank all the amazing North Carolina creatives who poured their energy into bringing this production to life. Hats off to the director, Alexei Mejouev, who helped us get video done in one massive day, in a Covid-safe way. 

“Bow to the Rebel Queen” is available on all streaming platforms on Quilla’s album “The Handbook of Vivid Moments” (Ritual Fire Records, 2020).

Video directed and edited by Alexei Mejouev
Produced by Quilla (Anna Luisa Daigneault)
Choreography by LeDarius Parker
Dancers: Sarah Mouna, Gigi Lugo, Luna Cornejo and LeDarius Parker Production assistants: Stephanie Rohr, Liam Trawick, Ashley Virginia Buffa
Make-up: Bella the Reaper
Locations: Greensboro Central Public Library, LeBauer Park, Elsewhere Museum and garden, Fisher Park, Greensboro Cultural Arts Center
Mural by Milagros Collective

Music, lyrics, mixing and electronic production by Quilla
Vocal production by Quilla and Mike Garrigan
Mastering by Holger Lagerfeldt

This song was recorded with support from ArtsGreensboro and the North Carolina Arts Council. Their support is gratefully acknowledged.

Quilla to be featured in “The ABCs of Women in Music”

Pre-order this book

I am delighted to be featured as the musical artist representing the letter “Q” in the upcoming book “The ABCs of Women in Music” written by Anneli Loepp Thiessen and illustrated by Haeon Grace Kang (GIA Publications, 2022). It’s so exciting to be featured among many other women musicians, as well as be recognized for my work as an electronic music producer!

If you pre-order this book, copies will be shipped to your door in February 2022. This amazing publication will also become available in all Barnes & Noble stores in the US and Canada as well as on in May 2022.

Description of the book

Meet Clara the composer, Ella the jazz singer, Selena the pop star, and Xian the conductor! Women in music are brilliant, creative, brave, and resilient. They are composers, conductors, singers, musicologists, electronic music producers, and so much more.

In this vibrantly illustrated picture book, meet 26 remarkable women musicians who collectively span over 1,000 years of music history and represent a diversity of cultures, races, professions, and abilities. Their incredible stories and beautiful work are sure to inspire a new generation of musicians!

Quilla’s collaborations with Elsewhere Museum over the years

Screenshot from Quilla’s “A Million Broken Bikes” (2014) – video by Steve Clarke
Quilla performing in the “Ribbon Room” at Elsewhere’s annual Extravaganza in 2012

As an avid collaborator with Elsewhere Museum, Quilla has contributed to many programs and events over the years. She composed music for Elsewhere’s DanceLab project in 2013, and was South Elm Projects Coordinator at the museum between August 2014 and January 2015. Through the South Elm role, she organized community outreach initiatives downtown, led brainstorming events, trained interns and collaborated with Elsewhere’s curators to hire artists to create public art projects funded by Artplace America. She also taught workshops for Elsewhere’s FoodLab program in 2015, where school children learned about cooking, art and storytelling. 

Quilla performing with her band at Elsewhere Extravaganza in 2014. Clockwise from lower right: Stefan Kei DiMuzio on keyboards, Quilla on piano, Johanna Breed on back-up vocals, Josh Davis on drums and Jeremy Jon Harris on glockenspiel.

Quilla has also participated in many annual fundraisers as a live performer and DJ (Spirit 2012, Tomorrow 2013, The Last Great Winter 2014, Sports of All Sorts 2015, Revolve 2016, Dreamworld 2019, Arrivals & Departures 2021). She has also filmed various music videos and live performances at Elsewhere, such as “A Million Broken Bikes” (2014), “Around Town Sessions – Live Performance” (2021), “Beans Beans Beans” (PBS Kids / Rootle, 2021), “Bow to the Rebel Queen” (forthcoming).

Screenshot from Quilla’s “A Million Broken Bikes” (2014) – video by Steve Clarke

She is pleased to be curating the musical performances for Elsewhere’s outdoor stage on November 13th, 2021. More info about the 2021 Extravaganza here!

Screenshot from Quilla’s music video “Beans Beans Beans” (PBS Kids / Rootle, 2021),
directed by Alexei Mejouev with animations by Stefan Kei DiMuzio