Sarah Claman


Category: Performance

Live in Brussels


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




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.

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)


Laura Nygren (double bass)

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.

Freakatoni Witchy Weekends


As part of the Improvisation Summer Course 2017 organised by Katie Duck, I participated in the Music and Dance workshop led by Manuela Tessi at OT301 in Amsterdam.
This is the result of the two weeks work, play and contemplation.
You can find a full log of the Freakatoni performances on Katie’s website.


Violin Duet with Mario do Mar at MIA 2017

Photos courtesy of Paulo Leal Duarte.

Audio footage of the Duet can be heard here, from the broadcast on Antena 2 (Portugal) on the 4th of June 2017.

MIA 2017 on Refletor – Camerata MIA

This MIA I had the pleasure of forming part of the group Camerata MIA in an interpretation of Medieval Impro Suite.

Camerata MIA:

Sofia Borges (percussion)

Paulo Chagas (flute/oboe)

Sarah Claman (violin)

Helena Espvall (cello)

Paulo Galão (clarinet)

Manuel Guimaraes (organ)

Fernando Guiomar (guitar)


This is a broadcast on Antena 2 (Portugal) in the programme Refletor on the 21st of May 2017.

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.





[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.