Andrea Sáenz singer, producer, and actress joined forces with music producer, DTO to resurrect an aria from 1770 by Alexander Gluck, and added trip-hop and electronic beats. This specific aria tells a story of passion, pain, and ultimate transformation. We assembled a global team of artists ready to shoot a stunning music video. We have been pouring our hearts and souls into this shared dream of creating a bridge for opera and electronic music.
Entertwine: Could you tell us about each of the other team members that will be involved in the completion of this project (including mastering engineer Pete Maher, body paint artists Brian Houston Chaney and Lana Chromium, makeup artist Vincent Areyan Godinez, and conceptual artist Izzy Gomez, among others)?
We are all passionate artists who are choosing to make powerful ripple effects in the world! Throughout the course of this project we have been fortunate to work with incredible artists. Andrea Sáenz has been working with producer Donnie Osborne of Don E Productions on all her musical projects and through him we were introduced to Pete Maher, an extraordinary mastering engineer who has worked with some of the world’s leading artists such as Lana Del Rey, The Rolling Stones, and Nine Inch Nails just to name a few. We also had the honor of working with guitarist extraordinaire, John Ziegler, who graced our song with his beautiful guitar playing. He’s an LA-based musician who has an array of musical ventures with some of the finest musicians in the world including his famed prog rock band, Volto! with Danny Carey of Tool fame joining him on drums!
Izzy Gómez is Andrea’s 18 year old sister; she is a gifted visual artist who has received many awards for her talents throughout her years in High School. She is the conceptual artist and co-creator of Dolce Ardor She has been accepted into 3 prestigious art school as she continues her path in illustration and fine art. This is the first of many collaborations with her sister Andrea
We are grateful to be working with Akira Chan, a visual artist embracing all forms of creative expression. DTO met Akira at a film shoot and they’ve remained closely connected in the flourishing San Diego arts scene. He has an amazing one reputation for quality and one of his recent projects was featured at the Sundance Film Festival
Casey is a well-known artist in the Burning Man community that creates wearable art for her clients. DTO and Casey met at an album release party for Danyavaad. Her company Voltage Coil is a unique brand that will provide beautifully designed wardrobe for this music video.
What can you tell us about the video elements that will be released in support of this project? Could you tell us about the overall concept of the video? There will be an official music video as well as behind the scenes videos released, correct?
We worked extensively on creating compelling video elements for this campaign, especially our campaign video. We have also created separate video featurettes to showcase the wardrobe for the video as well an excerpt from a live performance of the song. Yes, there will be behind the scenes footage available once the official video is released.
Concept – The idea is to bring this aria to life with elements of the 1700’s when it was presented for the first time in Vienna. We will take you on a journey back in time creating an inter-blend of 18th century elegance with an ultraviolet experience. The story follows the quest in search of true love of the central character played by Andrea Sáenz. The fire that fuels her throughout the quest is represented by the rich piano melodies played by DTO. She appears adorned in full 18th century attire, but as her quest becomes increasingly urgent and the dichotomy of passion and pain escalate and collide, she then begins to literally dismantle before the viewers’ eyes. She is left with no choice, but to seek within and bathe in the fountain of her origins, which is visually relayed through a UV body paint transformation.. The video culminates as the central character emerges anew in new-found divinity and freedom.
Five percent of the funds raised through your IndieGoGo campaign will be donated to iEmpathize, correct? What inspired your decision to work with this particular non-profit company?
iEmpathize is is doing amazing work in the world by bringing awareness and helping to eradicate child exploitation by engaging culture in creative solutions. There is more of this happening in the word than most people know about. This is dear to our hearts and we support this cause fully!
What have you learned about crowdfunding through this process?
We have learned that our current personal connections have developed into beautiful collaborations. The crowdfunding process is an intricate one with many delicate details thus patience and persistance is key. The love and support from our fans and contributors has been paramount in keeping this project vibrant and buoyed.
Tell us a bit about the official release party and what that entails?
A stellar live performance in both San Diego and LA with many guest musicians, DJs and the projected video playing as a large backdrop.
Lastly, can you divulge which studios and locations this video will be filmed?
This will be shot in a forested area in San Diego county. It is going to be magical!