Sarah Claman


Category: Project

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)


Contact Mic Improvisation


An excerpt from a new experiment with:

Pau Sola (cello)

Sarah Claman (violin)


Gerard Valverde (live electronics)

Looking Around with Sadness – Joma

This animation is part of an exhibition by Catalan artist, Joma, entitled “Us and Them”. Original music by Sarah Claman.

[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

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.


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




On the 5th of July at the Sala Fènix in Barcelona, I formed part of the debut performance of Impro&Draw.

This is a 100% improvised piece between musicians Miquel Jordà, Úrsula San Cristobal, Joao Braz, Carlo Mezzino, Rafa Esteve, Mark Cunningham, myself and visual artist, Joma.




In/Escrit at Oso Estudio


Here is an extract from Duet Claudàtor‘s In/Escrit at Oso Estudio (Barcelona) on 30/01/2016 .

In this video, we perform an improvised movement which transitions from the 4th movement of Ravel’s Sonata to Hosokawa’s Duo for Violin and Cello.

We’ve left a tiny bit of the written movements to give you an idea of what we were transitioning between.

Empty garage II


There’s been some debate as to the title of this track. The space which we recorded in is technically not a garage. It’s a small factory underneath a house. It is what used to be the workshop attached to some sort of store in Mataró. So, perhaps this would be better described as “Out-of-Service Workshop II”. What do you think?

Here it is for your listening pleasure, the free improvised piece by Duet Claudàtor (Sarah Claman and Pau Sola), Empty Garage II.

Duet Claudàtor


Claudàtor, meaning [   ] in Catalan, is a project dedicated the space between Claudàtors. On the violin and cello, we explore experimental and free improvised music.

Here is a taste of what we do. This is a 100% free improvisation recorded in an old textile factory.

To see, listen to and read more (English translation coming soon!), check out our blog: