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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Vanessa Kwan

Ernestine and Delilah navigate their love in an apocalyptic world. Collaborators: Claire Brnjac https://vanessakwan.art/

Adam Zuckerman

A collection of melodies. Embedded like a small light in the corner. This piece engages themes and processes of transparency/translucence, copying/covering, and distance/absence: the traces of a thing not there. Melody fragments expand and contract. Here, melody crystallizes into harmony and harmony unfolds as melody. Like a constellation of stars; or in the direction of […]

Kai Luen Liang

“On Sept 11th, 2001 I watched the twin towers falling with my father. Glued to the TV. A silent demolition. An American reality TV show. In the weeks that followed, I started to see American flags everywhere. Especially from immigrants of all colors, flying the flag out of a sense of fear of appearing to […]

Adam Peltier

“sometimes i wish i was a woman, just so i could have an abortion” – john waters Connor Linnerooth

Aashray Harishankar

“Flight” is a 2019 concept album mirroring the timeline of human life, from birth until death and beyond. Each song, lyrically and sonically, represents a different time period, but all are reflections of life as a whole. Beginning with “Liftoff/Zephyr”, we rise into a period of birth and infancy, of wonder and innocence, carrying into […]

Tristan Kilmer

A clone decides she wants to be more than just another face in the crowd. Collaborators: Roy Berardo, Karen Tanaka, Brian Morones, MSmitherman, Madi Thoele, Samantha Norrie https://www.artstation.com/tristan_kilmer

Lucas Brahme

An immersive virtual dining experience intended to guide the viewer through intimate experiences with the food of my heritage. The recipes in this project have been handed down orally throughout my family history and now that the previous generation is dead and gone, I take it upon myself to honor their memory while spreading joy […]

Socks Whitmore

When Jacob’s estranged sister Ashley asks him to reprise a role from his past, the two must come to terms with their relationship to his younger ‘female’ self in order to save their own. “Pass” is a queer one act musical in development. It had a staged reading on January 26, 2020 in the Coffeehouse […]