Thank you Triad City Beat for the excellent in-depth article, and the wonderful photographs by Todd Turner, with clothing designed by my friend Ann Tilley. I am thrilled to have worked with such great local artists for this piece.
“She’s a bona fide Sagittarian: expressive and fun-loving, a knowledge-seeking wanderer of the earth and firmament alike.
Quilla, the performing name of Anna Luisa Daigneault, is a vocalist, songwriter, electronic music producer and performer living in Greensboro. She debuted her newest single “Boom Ba Da” on UNC-TV from the floor of Skateland’s rink on May 2, and on June 14 she will release “Sagittarius,” a new track celebrating the fiery sign she shares with so many women in her life, with an accompanying music video, in collaboration with UNCG Media Studies professors Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts, and their third-year students.”
I had the pleasure of being on television for first time last week; it was very humbling and exciting! I was on UNC-TV / PBS (Public Media North Carolina) on May 2nd during “MUSE: The Arts Show” which will also included segments on A/V Geeks and Art-o-Mat.
I was featured in a super sweet 4-minute segment during which I played my new song “Boom Ba Da” (which will be out on Ritual Fire Records in July 2019). The track weaves a fun tapestry vocal loops + Latin rhythms + live piano. I was accompanied by three amazing roller skaters: Brandon Powell, Marquis O’Brian and Chase Clark. Directed by Morgan Potts, the segment was filmed at Skateland USA North in Greensboro NC. It was a glorious experience to work with such talented folks. I will never forget how much fun this production was.
Thanks to everyone who wrote to me with kind messages about seeing the segment on TV! I am super thrilled.
CREDITS “Boom Ba Da”
Written, produced and performed by Quilla
Happy Earth Day! Directed by Japanese-American artist Stefan K DiMuzio, “A Storm of Crumbs” is a surrealist short documentary that explores my daily life as a new mother, an electronic music producer and collage artist.
Told in colorful fragments that juxtapose creative pursuits with parental responsibilities, this video collage shows tenderness, resilience and overcoming adversity through art.
Filmed in Greensboro, North Carolina, the documentary also highlights the powerful impacts of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael and the emotional toll that climate change can take on new parents.