Sarah Claman

Violinist

Fishy Business

 

 

 

 

Footage from Il Sole in Cantina, Groningen (NL), 21st of January 2017.

Fishy Business is:

Sarah Claman – Violin

Pau Sola Masafrets – Cello

Jonathan Nagel – Double-bass

 

Lilburn Duos for Two Violins

One half of Moana Quartet, Ariadna Rodríguez (violin) and myself performed 4 of the Douglas Lilburn (NZ) Duets at La Destil·leria in Mataró.

 

 

 

 

Oorsprong Curators Series

 

 

At Plantage Dok, Amsterdam, on 28-11-2016 with:

Jan Willem van der Ham (bassoon + alto sax)

Ryoko Imai (percussion)

Sarah Claman (violin)

 

La veu de les cendres

 

Sound installation by Rafael Cañete Fernández. More info here

La veu de les cendres (The voice from the ashes) is a sound installation that contains some of the poems from the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters in a set of cassettes which can be played in any of the three walkmans scattered around the space. These poems tell the life stories about every single villager from Spoon River, a fictional town located in the United States of America during the early years of the 20th century. In the shape of an epitaph, these poems tell us general and particular facts that allow us to link each character with the others.

When the spectator enter into the installation space, he will find four pedestals: one of them contains a little box full of cassettes and the other three have a Walkman. The spectator is free for took a cassette and play it in any Walkman of the room. He can play the three walkmans together if he want. In these cassettes he will hear the poems from Anthology of Spoon River, but there is also something more: Recordings of musical improvisations inspired by every single character, performed by Sarah Claman, that will blend with the voice of the poems generating a musical atmosphere for the whole space.

The natural non-linear narrative of the Spoon River Anthology breaks, using the sound, the last wall of order and time that the paper can’t break. The spectators need to listen the stories and try to find the existing relations between them, or lose themselves in a cacophonic aesthetic chaos. Patience and to listen carefully are the only ways for accessing to the narrative content of this artwork.

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Video – Luka Batista Ensemble

More info on Luka Batista’s website!

[osei] at the Destil·leria

Photos from the performance of [osei] in fledgling form at the Destil·leria in Mataró, Spain on the 9th of July 2016.

For more information about [osei], click here.

Luka Batista Ensemble

 

The Luka Batista Ensemble is a new project, formed at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2016. It’s a more than a little micro-tonal and a lot groovy. Check it out!

 

 

Recording of Proxima Centauri b by Luka Batista, Amsterdam, December 2016 with:

 

Luka Batista – composition, el. guitar + live electronics

Sarah Claman – violin

Natalia Szmydt – violin

Pau Sola Masafrets – cello

Brodie Jarvie – double bass

Robin van Rhijn – drums

Duet Claudàtor + Henk Zwerver

Acoustic string “small sounds” exploration on the 6/12/16 in Amsterdam with:

 

Henk Zwerver (acoustic guitar)

Sarah Claman (violin)

Pau Sola (cello)

 

Enjoy!

Contrast/Movement – Discordian Community Ensemble

 

 

The latest release from the Discordian Community Ensemble!

Works by:

El Pricto, Francesc Llompart, Pablo Carrascosa, Owen Kilfeather and Agustí Martínez

 

This is the fifth album of Discordian Community Ensemble, and also one of its most ambitious productions, involving 5 different compositions that intertwine free improvisation with composition (as usual with this ensemble). Each composition has been designed and conducted by a different composer, some are multimovement works, and all of them make use of different writing techniques in an attempt to arrive at a convincing mix of the undetermined with the determined.
The performers on this recording are also notable for their experience and versatility in the field of free improvisation, some coming from contemporary music, others from free jazz and avant rock.
Mixing different generations of the most active avantgarde musicians from Barcelona, this recording is an interesting view of some of the directions local underground new music is taking at this moment.

Personnel:

Almudena Vega: flute
Agustí Martínez: alto saxophone and clarinet
El Pricto: alto saxophone, clarinet and melodica
Luiz Rocha: bass clarinet
Iván González: trumpet
Ilona Schneider: soprano
Owen Kilfeather: tenor
Paula Pinero: percussion
Jordina Millá: piano
Diego Caicedo: electric guitar
Sarah Claman: violin
Francesc Llompart: violin
Pau Sola: cello
Àlex Reviriego: doublebass
Eduard Altaba: doublebass

Instant Music Day at Zaal100

 

12 October 2016, Zaal100, Amsterdam

 

Live free improvisation performed by:

Pau Sola (cello)

Sarah Claman (violin)

 

Live recording by:

Jos van der Linden