Gabrielle Genevieve

Animator / Game Designer
Pale Room

An artist, animator and game designer based out of Austin, Texas, Gabrielle’s work reflects the tiny little meanings we hide behind and from every day.

What role does music play in your day-to-day life as a creative?

Listening to music helps with my creativity because I get to follow in the footsteps of someone who has created a heartfelt thing. I feel lucky that I get to listen to the sum of all their decisions and work. I also tend to gravitate towards music where I create my own meaning. I prefer songs to have a level of ambiguity, so I can mold them into something easier for me to eat.

I like to think I work in tandem with music when animating and creating. Listening to a constant daily stream has helped soothe and focus my mind long enough to start and finish projects. I often connect old favorite songs to periods of time marking the completion of events (loves and losses). In a way, it’s like focusing a microscope for my mind. I like to see if I can match music to what’s going on underneath to help better clarify my thinking.

Tell us about your playlist.

Much like my work style, I tend to make my playlists long-winded and sporadic. Sometimes the songs bounce around a lot and don’t quite ease into one another, but that reflects how my mind is constantly flitting.

Each song selected has a big emotional meaning to me. I wish I could go into the specifics, but I like to hold that stuff away from the open air. They do, however, range from losing loved ones to marking that constant emanating dread that plagues life.

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  1. Audition – Mount Kimbie
  2. Zamami – Plaid
  3. Venetian Screens – CCFX
  4. drink i’m sippin on – Yaeji
  5. Gladly – Tirzah
  6. Black Cat – Broadcast
  7. Angel Cum Clean – Elvis Depressedly
  8. CHEETAHT2 [Ld spectrum] – Aphex Twin
  9. Oh Baby – Micachu & The Shapes
  10. Yr Body Is Nothing – Boy Harsher
  11. Cruel Summer – Black Marble
  12. Reverie – Arca
  13. Wonder Gently – George Clanton
  14. FEAR. – Kendrick Lamar
  15. Closer – FKA twigs
  16. Two Thousand and Seventeen – Four Tet
  17. Ariadna (ариадна) – Kedr Livanskiy
  18. Trying 2 Be Honest With Myself – LA Vampires, Maria Minerva
  19. Planet – Four Tet
  20. Iambic 5 Poetry – Squarepusher