Sarah Claman

Violinist

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

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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

 

 

Luiz Rocha – clarinet – bass clarinet

Free improvised collaboration with Luiz Rocha, July 2016, Barcelona

 

More photos at Luiz’ blog post

 

 

MIA 2016 – Grupo 8

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From day 1 of the Sorteios at the MIA Festival in Portugal, May 2016.

Grupo 8: Bruno Gonçalves, Bruno Parrinha, João Braz Gonçalves, Karoline Leblanc, Mauro Medda, Sarah Claman

MIA 2016 – Grupo 11

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From day 2 of the Sorteios at the MIA festival in Portugal, May 2016.

Grupo 11: Carlo Mascolo, Mário Rua, Noel Taylor, Paulo Chagas, Sarah Claman and Ulf Mengersen

Photos: Mauro Medda

Impro&Draw

 

 

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.

 

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Nocturna Discordia #67

 

Pau Sola and myself in concert with Diego Caicedo (electric guitar) at Nocturna Discordia #67, organised by Discordian Records at Soda Acústic in Barcelona.

100% improvised set, enjoy!

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.