Confronting Limitations, Competition and Creating Opportunities | Danielle Eva Schwob Delanila

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Danielle Eva Schwob is the artist behind Delanila. We spoke on the release day of her single, The Philosopher, part of the album Overloaded. Danielle is an accomplished musician, composer and is well-studied in musical arts.

Originally from London, but based in the U.S., Danielle is a cross-genre composer creating pieces for concert works, film scores, and experimental electro-rock. She believes strongly in collaboration and has worked with many well-known artists and projects.

In this interview we touch on her career leading up to her new album, lessons she’s learned, competitiveness in the industry, confronting limitations and much more.

Episode Highlights

We start by talking about the release of The Philosopher music video and go on to discuss:

  • (11:10) When her composing gained traction
  • (15:44) Finding like-minded collaborators
  • (24:44) The experience as a Sundance Institute Composers Lab Fellow
  • (33:21) The importance of sharing the creative struggles
  • (45:12) How other people can help you push yourself

Quotable

“Be proactive in reaching out to people whose work you admire who are further up the ladder than you, but also really build relationships with other artists who are on their way up.”
—Danielle Eva Schwob

“If you have an idea that seems a little out there and you’re not quite sure if you can pull it off, nine times out of ten you actually can. It’s just a case of sitting down and really working through it.”
—Danielle Eva Schwob

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