Sarah Claman

Violinist

Category: Improvisation

Live in Brussels

 

Original music by Sarah Claman (violin), live in Brussels at Exit Lab. 08.10.2017.

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Sǟniya

 

This is an excerpt from the piece, Sǟniya, written by Gerard Valverde and myself.

 

Winner of the Beca Horta Sonora 2018 – Nitrato de Chile

 

Sarah Claman – Conduction

Gerard Valverde – Live Electronics

Agrupació de música tradicional “Pepe Penya” de Foios – Performance

 

Sǟniya is piece is for an ensemble of traditional Valencian instruments (dolçaines and tabals) with live electronics.

The piece centres on a conducted improvisation that uses gestures and sonic materials from the Valencian music tradition as well as sounds from agricultural machineries that harness the energy of water (mills, conveyors, pumps, etc.).

Taking the orchards and fields as a geographic and metaphorical space, it explores the confrontation between water as a chaotic natural element and the use (control) of this water by humans as an energy source and political resource. This dichotomy is the characteristic element of the piece. Friction is established between the “predictability” of direction, timbre, gesture and form and the “unpredictability” granted by the freedom of choice within the musical improvisation.

Den Boer & Claman, “Low Hum”

 

An original den Boer – Claman instant composition, accompanied by some sporadic low hums. Is it just Amsterdam traffic, or are some of them Tartini Tones?

Miriam den Boer Salmón (violin)
Sarah Claman (violin)

 

Steyer & Claman Duet

 

Improvised duet by Edith Steyer (clarinet) and Sarah Claman (violin). Berlin, 11.10.17

Kiwi Smørrebrød EP

 

Two Danes, a New Zealander and a German in a basement.

Recorded live to mono 1/4″ tape.

Sarah Claman (NZ) – Violin
Jonathan Nagel (DE) – Contrabass
Asger Thomsen (DK) – Contrabass
Daniel Sommer (DK) – Drums

October 12, 2017. Berlin.

Lop-Sided & Brian Riordan at STEIM

Live footage from the Lop-Sided String Quartet’s collaboration with STEIM’s composer in residence, Brian Riordan on 5.10.17 in Amsterdam.

Lop-Sided is:

Sarah Claman (violin)

Maya Felixbrodt (viola)

Pau Sola (cello)

and

Laura Nygren (double bass)

Contact Mic Improvisation

 

An excerpt from a new experiment with:

Pau Sola (cello)

Sarah Claman (violin)

and

Gerard Valverde (live electronics)

Kühlspot Social Club, Berlin

 

Performance by Sarah Claman (violin), Els Vandeweyer (vibraphone) and Jonathan Nagel (double bass) on the 14th of October 2017 at the Kühlspot Social Club, Berlin.

Sofia Borges, Pau Sola and Sarah Claman at HAL5, Amsterdam

 

Caught on camera by the Hal5 studio crew in Amsterdam, an improvisation by Sofia Borges (percussion), Pau Sola (cello) and myself on the violin.

 

 

Live aus München – Discordian Community Ensemble

 

The latest release from Barcelona based Discordian Community Ensemble, Live aus München.

 

All footage recorded live by Paolo Mariangeli at the MMI Festival in Munich, 2016, organised by Sophie Graber.

 

Sarah Claman: violin
Iván González: trumpet
El Pricto: alto saxophone and conduction
Norbert Stammberger: baritone and soprano saxophones on
tracks 2, 4
Ferran Besalduch: bass and sopranino saxophones
Harald Rettich: 8 string guitar on tracks 2, 4
Avelino Saavedra: drums and Coyote Call