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Elizabeth II, Rope Sting Angel Official Video

Rope Sting Angel is about addiction and confusion- wondering why others see good in you while you only see the misery you’ve become in the mirror through what feels like self inflicted mental and physical pain. Overcoming said addiction will lead to what feels like rebirth- a new life. In the video, the main character finds herself dealing with alcoholism. She looses herself to the bottom of the glass, and eventually finds herself dancing with death himself. Eventually, she shatters the unhappy mirror image and glasses that caused her so much suffering, allowing her to start a fresh new life.

Animation by: Sofja Umarik

Animation and color assistants:
Eve Travers
Erica Hodne
Hugo Freire
Julia Shashkina

Song produced and mixed at Bias Studios with Mark Reiter

Catch Elizabeth II live with Peoples Blues of Richmond , Friday November 15 at Pearl Street Warehouse in DC.

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aSanTIS posing for the camera with headphones on (for accessibility)

aSanTIS: ‘You Are a Part of the Highest Form of Creation’

Flow-bending artist aSanTIS discusses art, culture, and whether sound can solve the world’s problems in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
My interview with Amy Santis aka aSanTIS began in the most unexpected way. The Maryland-based flow-bending artist and lyrical storyteller came prepared to engage in conversation around questions I had posed – and she also brought one or two of her own thoughtful prompts based on her curiosities around my view of learning.

This practice of taking in her surroundings deeply through observation and inquiry has come naturally to aSanTIS ever since she was a young child. In terms of her early starts in music, she notes that she began as a discerning listener. “Just listening to music from my mom, on the radio, just being a consumer in the world of sound. But I think mainly, my mom has always loved dancing and listening to music, so that was sort of like second nature. We play music at gatherings, we play music in the car, and these songs are sort of like diaries that take us into a specific place.”

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