DEROSNEC is the multimedia audiovisual project of Nina Helene Hirten. Visually, DEROSNEC is a filmmaker and illustrator. Her passion for storytelling has inspired shorts, movies, and graphic novels as well as standalone pieces of drawn or painted images. She has created everything from animated shorts, to documentary vignettes, to music videos.
Musically, DEROSNEC is a singer, performer, and songwriter. With her unusually low voice and wide operatic vocal range, she makes music that pulls from all genres of the musical world to create a moody, personal, and intense sound. Her lyrics range from politics and philosophy to her own experience and feelings, and are unusually straightforward while being simultaneously laced with double meanings and word play.
She works closely with Model M, and has sung with multiple other projects including Everson Poe, and I Am Mandrake.
Nina Helene Hirten, known as DEROSNEC, is a multimedia artist with a focus on audiovisual storytelling. Raised by an opera singer and a composer, her childhood was surrounded by music, and much of the time she found herself sitting through concerts and drawing pictures of the images that she would get from her listening experience. She was taught to sing operatically at a very young age, and soon taught herself to play many instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, and piano.
Nina released her first self-produced album in grade 10, and distributed over 150 of them around her high school. She quickly became known as the “resident musician”, and when the opportunity arose later that year to join a multimedia course that worked with video, she found her calling and decided to pursue film with the intention of making music based cinema.
By the time Nina left to study Film Production at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, she already had two short films play in various festivals around California, and had released two self-produced demo albums. Upon graduating, she moved to Vancouver, BC and started up her own production company, Oh Just Peachy Studios Productions, which remains as the primary vehicle for producing both her music and her film work.
She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two kids, cat and snake, where she continues to produce and direct music and video projects for herself and others.
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