Susana Pineda

MFA 2 - Music

The Mermaid

The Mermaid is a collaborative music video and one of the 6 pieces of my thesis project "Inner Creatures." "Inner Creatures" explores the development motivations, characteristics and environments of the different sub-personalities within the psyche. "The Mermaid" is the sub-personality that deals with the emergence of sexuality, sexual identity, femininity and the need for self-determination.

Susana Pineda: music composition, vocals and art direction

Camilo Ramirez, video director, video projections and video editing

Natalia Lassalle, photography director, camera

Nikki Nistal, dancer

Sky Spiegel, choreographer

Zhen Zhen Zhong, costume design and makeup

Nicolas Maldonado, production assistant

Duncan Stever, music production, mixing, synths and drum programing

Kevin Moran, world percussion

Josh Turner, electric bass

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Max Harper

In this swift hell, firefighters wore upwards of seventy-five pounds of gear, as they walked atop a landscape rendered to burning coal. Guided only by headlights, the firefighters would soak the path in front of them. Every step released a fine silt of red embers and ash that moved weightlessly through the air, accompanied with […]

Pierre Emmanuel Mariaca

“The Net and the Self is an interactive music and dance installation mirroring our networked society. The audience enter in a room illuminated by UV blacklights where dancers and musicians interact through an amplified harp that has its strings connected with fluorescent fishing lines attached to the walls. The installation is not a static, fixed […]

Kenneth Chan

A music collage I made with reversed samples of my previously recorded music.

Eric Lennartson

A laser pointer is pointed at a mirror attached to a balloon. Sounds from a synthesizer vibrate the balloon, causing the mirror to move. This moves the laser pointer, resulting in the visualization of how the sound causes the balloon to vibrate. The images produced from this process are called lissajous figures. The improvisation explores […]

Gabriela Padilla

TW/CW: abuse, violence, suicide This song is about overcoming depression and suicide awareness through hope.  

Carla Lopez

Water as a cleansing, invigorating, distortional, and transitional space. Motel pools as portals. Coloring and Layout Assistance – Lula Ochoa and Emily Malone My Swimmers – Lula Ochoa, Audrey Bandrowski, James Holsten, and Arius Ziaee Additional Camera Work – Savannah Perry Music by 11ai – www.ilai.link Thank you to the Calarts Risograph Printing Techs, especially […]