Who needs special effects when it can all be real?
Sometimes, in our daily life, we get stuck in normal routines where basic rules are never questioned. But Art will come by sometime and challenge our perception of reality in a subtle way. Are you paying attention? Most of the time, we know the difference between up and down. It is easy to remember that buildings stand still and have a specific function. We're used to paintings hang on a wall. This video was the subtle reminder for me that nothing is set in stone. In this video, the girl plays the music, the camera dances, the building spins, the clouds stay still, the painting hangs from the girl, and the music is keeping time. The best part is that everything is raw. So I am left with some questions that maybe you'd like to chew on: Why do we add so many filters to our lives? Why can't we be natural? Why do we try to be normal?
Daniela Mars, a Trevor James Flutes Artist since 2017, is a Brazilian flutist raised in Japan, South Korea, Brazil, and England. Daniela enjoys a rich musical life as a chamber musician and soloist in France, where she takes lessons with Boris Grelier and Works as a freelance musician. Formerly, Daniela has mastered her art at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the tutelage of Rowland Sutherland, City University, and
Daniela has performed in masterclasses by internationally renowned flutists such as Pierre-Yves Artaud, Paul Edmund-Davies, Wissam Boustany, and in 2016 she was a Straubinger Scholarship recipient allowing her to study with Jasmine Choi during her International Masterclass in Bregenz, Austria.
Her diverse upbringing and passion for traveling sparked her curiosity for other cultures and musical styles, which has taken her to the U.K., Brazil, Germany, Austria, and France as a performer. She has given numerous recitals and has performed with Latin music and Symphonic Orchestras including the Brazilian samba band "Rhythms of the City," with whom she has performed in venues such as the Emirates Stadium, O2 Academy, Circo Voador, and toured in the UK, Poland, and Brazil
Daniela has always had a special interest in contemporary music. She wrote her undergraduate dissertation on extended flute techniques and has made it her mission as a musician to work with living composers on commissioning projects. During her studies, she took conducting lessons from Anthony Weeden and attended the Sherbourne Summer School of Music Conducting led by George Hurst and Rodolfo Saglimbeni. Her love for conducting gave her the opportunity to serve as the appointed assistant conductor of the City University Symphonic Orchestra, and a founding member of the City University Operatic Society. At City University in the production of Pergolesi's "La Serva Padrona," Daniela was the musical director and conductor. Currently, Daniela is also teaching in Paris and was recently invited to teach a flute masterclass in the Instituto Federal de Goiás back in her hometown in Goiânia. She is the proud owner of a Trevor James bass flute and in her solo performances, she incorporates works specifically written for this instrument in an attempt to bring the repertoire for