Sarah Claman


Month: May, 2012

When the world ends

A duet for mezz0-soprano (Helen Acheson) and scordatura violin with words from the publication Harbinger No. 5 and music by Kerian Varaine (2011). This was recorded in the Harington Point bunkers on the Otago Peninsula. After a trek along the coast past some local wildlife, we got our torches out and set up to perform in the echoey atmosphere that Kerian envisaged for this piece.


Música per tres percussionistes i violí

Written by Joan Cot Ros in 2010 and premiered by Ben Cerigo (Cymbals), Joan Cot Ros (Marimba), Josh Cottam (Timpani, Woodblock, Toms) and myself on violin, this piece is an exploration of Sul G violin timbres and various percussive instruments. Best listened to with good speakers and time to relax and become absorbed in the texture.

Two Steps

I was asked to add to this track by my brother, Peter Claman. A little violin improvisation and some mixing later, Two Steps was produced by Espionage (Dunedin, NZ).

Lara Cash Man

Alex Campbell-Hunt composed this duet as a farewell present for myself (thank-you Alex!). Here, Mabel Wong (Violin) and myself on Viola perform it at Chamber Vulgarus in the Glue Gallery, Dunedin (NZ).


Ha! for Shouty Chorus and Violin was written for the inaugral Chamber Vulgarus performance in Dunedin (NZ) by Robbie Ellis (2011). This is the premiere performed by Chris Adams, Alex Campbell-Hunt, Chris Geddes, Feby Idrus, Corwin Newall, Mabel Wong (Shouty Chorus) and myself on violin. We had a whale of a time rehearsing and performing this piece!

Per Violí i Piano

I commissioned this piece from Joan Cot Ros for my final degree recital in 2011. It is a duet for violin and piano (here performed by myself and Tom McGrath) in three movements with the third movement a small solo for the violin. The violin and piano parts are scored, but they do not have a defined relation to each other – the piece is open to a fresh interpretation by the performers each time. Thank-you to Joan for this piece and to Tom for interpreting and performing it with me.