“If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.”
“Si nada nos salva de la muerte, al menos que el amor nos salve de la vida.”
Los Angeles based composition and songwriting duo Carisa Bianca Mellado and Andrew Dalziell have been working together in a musical partnership since 2016. Founded on their mutual passion for film score, opera, synth, world and darkwave music, the duo formed an alliance based on shared aesthetics and a love of film, experimental art and mythology.
Carisa Bianca Mellado is an Australian composer and singer with a 4 octave vocal range. Her voice traverses many genres and styles, from pop to metal and opera. She studied Film Composition and Music Production at Berklee School of Music and is an accomplished electronic musician, bass player, pianist and producer.
Andrew Dalziell is an Australian multi-instrumentalist who specializes in percussion, Taiko drums, guitar, cello, vocals and piano. A graduate of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, he is a skilled orchestrator and an accomplished instrumentalist who has performed in multiple orchestras and ensembles.
Together, Carisa and Andrew have scored several short films and plays as well as two feature films. The first feature, Kapõ, directed by Etienne Aurelius and produced by Chelsea Winstanley (Jojo Rabbit, What We Do In The Shadows) is set to be released, late 2022. The second is Pea'hi, a coming of age film directed by Etienne Aurelius and starring legendary pro surfer, Kai Lenny.