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). https://orcd.co/quilla_handbook
VIDEO CREDITS 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 CREDITS 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.
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 Amazon.com 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!
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 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).