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Title: ADRIFT, 2021
Soundtrack: Arielle Baptiste aka Bapari
Video: Arielle Baptiste

Desscription: ADRIFT is an audiovisual piece meant to explore themes of wanderlust, aimlessness, expedition and flotation. The soundscape/score is an original composition by Bapari (Arielle Baptiste). The accompanying visuals are from and around Los Angeles and serve to involve the viewer with the journey. This project was created by Bapari in response to the NOW WHAT open call presented by Navel Gallery in DTLA.




Title: Vectors of Adverse Desires, 2020
Soundtrack: Arielle Baptiste aka Bapari
Performer: Randy Reyes

Description: This collaborative audiovisual performance piece was created for the New Original Works Festival at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater aka REDCAT. The soundtrack intends to immerse - it employs aquatic anecdotes weaved between sonic deconstructions to create dynamic ebbs and eruptions of sound. Randy activates principles of contemporary dance, Qi energetics, endurance art, and structured improvisation, against the pulsating music composed by Bapari in service of constructing and deconstructing physical and sonic terrains.




Title: On Matter(ing), 2019
Score: Arielle Baptiste aka Bapari
Film: Alima Lee
Words: Patrisse Cullors

Description: Focusing on themes of intersectionality, composer Bapari and filmmaker Alima Lee collaborated to create  'On Matter(ing)'. This work debuted at Red Bull x Compose LA. The project features words from their interview with Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors, whose commentary aloft the score reinforces and contextualizes the themes of the project. Additionally, the piece features vocal performances by singers Davia Spain and Earth To Jordi. Most recently the film was featured in Cult Classic Magazine.



Title: I'd Rather Rescue Myself, 2019
Soundtrack: Arielle Baptiste aka Bapari

Description: This soundtrack was created for the LA based fashion brand No Sesso's SS20 runway show at New York Fashion Week. The runway soundtrack was featured in Paper Magazine alongside an interview. "Bapari's mix is bombastic and eviscerating. They created the effect using industrial, clubbed out edits of (on-theme) tracks ... The tracks are stitched together in a cohesive narrative, using poignantly jarring transitions and recurring clashes, gasps and moans that conjure excitement, sex, danger and power."


Title: The Halftime Show, 2019
Score: Arielle Baptiste aka Bapari
Performers: Alexsa Durrans & Miles Brenninkmeijer

Description: The Halftime Show was a collaborative dance piece that debuted at Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles. The piece was choreographed and performed by Alexsa Durrans and Miles Brenninkmeijer. The accompanying music was improvised and live composed by Bapari.


Title: Channelling Calafia, 2018
Score: Arielle Baptiste aka Bapari
Film: Beatriz Moreno & TheUhuruverse
Musical Performers: sondriaWRITES & TheUhuruverse

Description: Channeling Calafia is audiovisual performance piece that originally premiered at the MexiCali Biennial Launch at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions aka LACE. The film was accompanied by a live dance performed by the artist collective Snatchpower. The soundtrack for this project blended afro-indigenous sounds with modern elements of hip-hop and electronic music.