New Music//New Film Collaborative
The goal of New Music//New Film Collaborative was to create new musical works and pair them with amazing video art. Mary Kouyoumdjian, David Clay Mettens, Daniel Pesca, Leaha Maria Villarreal, and Kirsten Volness each wrote a piece including or featuring cello, and those pieces became the basis for a series of five videos created by XUAN. As we released videos for each of these pieces in 2020, some of them have included only visuals produced by XUAN, and some are footage (and audio) of live performances of the works (which include projected visuals by XUAN) from our December 2019 show at Constellation Chicago. I produced this project and performed on each of the five pieces.