MFA 2 - Music
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
Unreleased music video for “Modesty Odissey” by Brooklyn born artist Melanie Charles, whose creative fluidity spans jazz, soul, experimental, and her own Haitian roots.
Part of documentation of a feminist protest in Monterrey, Mexico (nationwide initiative) on March 8th 2020— which sought to gain visibility to the alarming rates of femicides in Mexico due to gender violence rooted in machismo, an almost intrinsic, evil element of our culture. *screen printed sign on cardboard *scan of 35mm slide film
This is a Unity-based video piece, inspired by Reich’s Pendulum Music, but with a microtonal tuning based on a 1-3-5-7 combination-product set. The fundamental of this tuning is an upper 2/1 partial of the Schumann resonance 7.83 Hz. This Schumann resonance is basically the resonant frequency of the Earth’s electromagnetic field. Here is a video […]
Elements is an interactive web-based installation that uses the classical Chinese idea of five elements (火 fire, 水 water, 木 wood, 金 metal, and 土 earth) to explore perspectives that contradict and coexist at the same time. Visitors to the web-page will be able to manipulate elements (as represented by Chinese characters), and see how […]
TW/CW: abuse, violence, suicide This song is about overcoming depression and suicide awareness through hope.
A reflection on the phrase “Alternative Facts” used during a press conference in January 22, 2017
Blake The Sorcerer is a recently released album of original piano solo pieces with different moods and subjects