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November 10,2020

by Mia Birchall

Miista Club 57 // Djenaba aka Damsel Elysium

Djenaba aka Damsel Elysium on creativity, craftsmanship and collaboration.

At Miista we are committed to present the stories of creatives who inspire us. We have been building a community for some time, collaborating with artists whose experiences and lessons will inspire you too.

London based visual and auditory artist, Djenaba’s aka Damsel Elysium creative process lies in the intersection between film, photography and experimental music. She finds inspiration in the weird and wonderful and is not afraid to tie all those mediums into one piece.

Here are 3 things we learnt from Damsel’s interview with Miista:

1. Damsel’s sound derives from deep emotion and challenges classical music exploring her personal experiences.
I find that classical music is very elitist, very classical and with that comes racism. I have had to unfortunately experience that and felt very limited to use my voice the way I wanted to. There is so much competition, and the love for music is replaced by a strive to become the best. I always felt that the collective spirit was lost and turning music into my own expression has been a very cathartic experience.

2. Her name means thoughtful and compassionate and these are her principles to turn stories into moving images and sound.
I always work very in-broth, whatever happens around me at the moment I try to put it into my art or the sound. They become a reflection of my feelings, or my experiences music and I find that although others might have different stories, the experience of emotions is the same for all. I find my art is healing for the collective.

WATCH FULL INTERVIEW HERE.

DjenabaScreenshot 2020-11-10 at 10.04.09

3. Damsel’s music education was in classical music and she soon realised she wanted to take it into a new direction that would allow her to express her deep emotions.
Both of my parents are very musical, my way to classical music was through watching tv and listening to BBC orchestra’s and I realised I really wanted to be a violinist. My mum took me to buy my first violin, and the that childhood passion grew in me to become my work, now I also play piano and the double bass as well as I compose music that compliments by visual art.

Learn more about Damsel’s story:
Where: Miista IG live
Date: 13th November 2020
Time: 18:00 GMT
Homework: Add to calendar

miista-finola-jade-3Screenshot 2020-11-10 at 10.09.20

November 10,2020

by Mia Birchall

Miista Club 57 // Djenaba aka Damsel Elysium

Djenaba aka Damsel Elysium on creativity, craftsmanship and collaboration.

At Miista we are committed to present the stories of creatives who inspire us. We have been building a community for some time, collaborating with artists whose experiences and lessons will inspire you too.

London based visual and auditory artist, Djenaba’s aka Damsel Elysium creative process lies in the intersection between film, photography and experimental music. She finds inspiration in the weird and wonderful and is not afraid to tie all those mediums into one piece.

Here are 3 things we learnt from Damsel’s interview with Miista:

1. Damsel’s sound derives from deep emotion and challenges classical music exploring her personal experiences.
I find that classical music is very elitist, very classical and with that comes racism. I have had to unfortunately experience that and felt very limited to use my voice the way I wanted to. There is so much competition, and the love for music is replaced by a strive to become the best. I always felt that the collective spirit was lost and turning music into my own expression has been a very cathartic experience.

2. Her name means thoughtful and compassionate and these are her principles to turn stories into moving images and sound.
I always work very in-broth, whatever happens around me at the moment I try to put it into my art or the sound. They become a reflection of my feelings, or my experiences music and I find that although others might have different stories, the experience of emotions is the same for all. I find my art is healing for the collective.

WATCH FULL INTERVIEW HERE.

DjenabaScreenshot 2020-11-10 at 10.04.09

3. Damsel’s music education was in classical music and she soon realised she wanted to take it into a new direction that would allow her to express her deep emotions.
Both of my parents are very musical, my way to classical music was through watching tv and listening to BBC orchestra’s and I realised I really wanted to be a violinist. My mum took me to buy my first violin, and the that childhood passion grew in me to become my work, now I also play piano and the double bass as well as I compose music that compliments by visual art.

Learn more about Damsel’s story:
Where: Miista IG live
Date: 13th November 2020
Time: 18:00 GMT
Homework: Add to calendar

miista-finola-jade-3Screenshot 2020-11-10 at 10.09.20