Inner Visions: Original Music Premieres 2021

Gabriella Liandu, Nova Scotia The Truth / UK / English / Rating PG / World Premieres

Inner Visions: Original Music Premieres

Included Films

We are delighted to present two audiovisual commissions inspired by films from our music strand, Setting Pace. The musicians selected are Nova Scotia The Truth and Gabriella Liandu. Join us in celebrating these two young Black female artists, enjoy the world premieres of both pieces, and hear about their creative process. 

About the musicians

Film Title
: Not A Good Girl

Winner of the Scottish Album of the Year Award 2020, Nova is a rap artist, singer and producer unafraid to challenge stereotypes and annihilate assumptions. She experiments with solo and collaborative works to create tracks with an independent sound. Her repertoire boasts features on Clash Magazine, NME, Mixmag, The Guardian, BBC Radio 1XTRA, KISS FM, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, BBC Radio Scotland, Red Bull Music, The Skinny, Time Out London, The Basement x Nike BSMNT AIR MAX 90 campaign, Skiddle, BBC Radio Four amongst others. Follow  Nova Scotia The Truth on social media:

Instagram: @novascotiathetruth  / Twitter: @novascotiatruth  / Facebook: Nova Scotia the Truth

Film Title: Sonder

Gabriella Liandu is a Scottish-Zambian performer and creative who channels her musicianship through poetry and song. She takes her roots in performing within the Opera world. Gabriella’s artistry takes her far beyond the operatic stage. Her experience covers a wide range of genres with repertoire expanding through to Bossa Nova, Jazz, Soul and more. The artist made her Jazz debut at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival after selling out her Bossa Nova crossover show ‘Juntos A La Par’ in 2020. Apart from leading her own jazz quartet, the versatile singer’s ensemble experience involves writing and singing lead for Jazz-Neo soul band Odd Soul, touring guitar-vocal duo work, and collaborating in projects for companies with backgrounds as eclectic as her own, such as Birmingham Opera Company, Soundlab and Waste Paper Opera, to name a few. As she forges the path to sharing her solo work with the world, she welcomes pieces such as ’Accept the Clouds’ and ‘Sonder’, as a forever expanding exploration and expression of self.

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Past Showings

Friday 22nd October 2021 / 7pm to 8pm / Online

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About the curator

Josh Kilimanjaro is a London-born, Scotland-raised Zambian who cut his creative teeth on the sunny shores of Dundee at DJCAD and then lived Edinburgh and Glasgow before returning to London. Josh has experience in many creative fields. Now focusing on music, the New Promoter opportunity by Filmhub Scotland fit perfectly with his desire to learn new skills and broaden his creative horizons. Working as Programme Coordinator at Africa in Motion, Josh has curated and produced three events as part of the 2021 festival edition; 2 original music commissions that will world premiere at the festival, a Producer Masterclass with award-winning producer Precious Mahaga and a special afternoon conference that will connect young Black and African creatives with some of Scotland’s finest creative agencies.