Thursday 24th April 2014,
Imagine Science Films

2010 Artists In Residence

Daniel Wohl // Composer

Daniel Wohl is a Paris born composer based in Brooklyn. Recently deemed by the New York Times to be one this generation’s “imaginative and skillful creators” and a composer whose “ingenuity was evident”, his music has been praised by critics for it’s “stuttered eloquence” and “exhilarating sense of clarity and focus.” His recent work draws heavily on his background in electronic music and delves into sounds produced by decayed audio, noise, and prerecorded media, while maintaining a direct link to influences ranging from Debussy to Reich. His pieces have been heard throughout the US and in Europe in venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, Symphony Space, MATA, Mass MoCA, Redcat, Galapagos Art Space, Chelsea Art Museum, the Dia Beacon and over media outlets such as PBS, WQXR, CANAL +, and TFI.
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Yara Travieso // Director, Choreographer

Yara Travieso is a choreographer and director born in Miami FL. She completed her BFA in 2009 at the Juilliard School and is a NFAA dance and choreography winner as well as a recipient of the Bessie Schoenberg Choreographic Award. Travieso has showcased 15 choreographic works and performed solo roles in 17 Theaters around the world. Her 2009 piece “The Impossibility of Death in the Mind of the Living ” (Lincoln Center premiere) was chosen as a finalist in the International Sergei Diaghilev CAC in Lodz, Poland.

Recently, Kodak Films sponsored her to direct and choreograph an original music video for the band Afrobeta. Soon after, Travieso produced and assistant directed the film “Day N Night Out”, written by the acclaimed Tarell Alvin McCraney-*Selected for the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival. In 2004 Travieso Co-founded The Borscht Film Festival, Miami’s fresh and local film collective and in 2009 received the Miami New Times “Master Mind Award” as well as “The Best of Miami Award.”

Yara Travieso is currently an invited guest artist for NYC’s Metropolitan Opera. In the summer of 2010, Travieso took on the roles of director, choreographer, and film artist for a full length production of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire Du Soldat as a commission for the renowned Bowdoin International Music Festival–New York Premiere to take place March 2011 at the Wilson Theater, Lincoln Center.

Also taking place in 2011, Travieso will direct an evening of new work to be premiered in architect, Frank Gehry’s new and monumental Miami City Center Theater, in collaboration with the fellows of the New World Symphony. Other recent commission includes two new works for Lincoln Center’s 10th Annual Beyond the Machine Festival.
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Paula Roman // Actress, Medical Doctor

Paula Roman was born in Seville, Spain. She grew up between the exotic Canary Islands and the passionate south of Spain, Andalucia. After graduating in Medicine School, Paula followed her true passion and making honor to her bullfighter blood, came to New York to study Drama. Before she completed her stage education she jumped into the Off Off Broadway scene, making her stage debut. There she realized that where one really learns is on the stage, therefore she started to produced her own projects, the first one was “The Color of August” a Spanish play she took to Sydney, Australia, to do an English production. Currently she is working in “La Manzana” a new TV series she co-created with the director Lee Friedlander.
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Damien Leschevin de Prevoisin // Engineer, Art Creator

Damien Leschevin de Prevoisin is a French art creator (a.k.a. Tany) and an engineer. Fifty-fifty. He was born in the 80’s and educated in Paris. After obtaining his first engineering diploma in France, he moved around the globe from Asia to Africa, via the UK and the USA; either for studies or work always developing his art technique in painting, CAD (branding, logo design, digital images) and clothes design.

Two years in London. Tany got more and more involved in painting and clothes designing, and motivated by the creative power of the city founded dejavu-production : an international association of creators who work together to create fresh art.

Two years in Africa. In late 2007 he started a one and a half year engineering contract to work in Johannesburg. Heavily influenced by African art, he conducted his first painting exhibition. in Johannesburg for the Alliance Francaise. He released his first autobiographic short movies.

Wind of change: in your face! At the end of his contract, Damien the Parisien Boy decided to take on a new challenge. He started an online concept store selling art toys and lothes for main, connecting artisan art with everyday casual wear: the Pirart Society. Chop chop.

Today, Tany is living in Paris, and concomitantly with his engineering work, he is preparing an exhibition for 2011, designing logo and digital imagery for several brands and websites.