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.
This MIA I had the pleasure of forming part of the group Camerata MIA in an interpretation of Medieval Impro Suite.
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.
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
One half of Moana Quartet, Ariadna Rodríguez (violin) and myself performed 4 of the Douglas Lilburn (NZ) Duets at La Destil·leria in Mataró.
Sound installation by Rafael Cañete Fernández. More info here
La veu de les cendres (The voice from the ashes) is a sound installation that contains some of the poems from the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters in a set of cassettes which can be played in any of the three walkmans scattered around the space. These poems tell the life stories about every single villager from Spoon River, a fictional town located in the United States of America during the early years of the 20th century. In the shape of an epitaph, these poems tell us general and particular facts that allow us to link each character with the others.
When the spectator enter into the installation space, he will find four pedestals: one of them contains a little box full of cassettes and the other three have a Walkman. The spectator is free for took a cassette and play it in any Walkman of the room. He can play the three walkmans together if he want. In these cassettes he will hear the poems from Anthology of Spoon River, but there is also something more: Recordings of musical improvisations inspired by every single character, performed by Sarah Claman, that will blend with the voice of the poems generating a musical atmosphere for the whole space.
The natural non-linear narrative of the Spoon River Anthology breaks, using the sound, the last wall of order and time that the paper can’t break. The spectators need to listen the stories and try to find the existing relations between them, or lose themselves in a cacophonic aesthetic chaos. Patience and to listen carefully are the only ways for accessing to the narrative content of this artwork.
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
Acoustic string “small sounds” exploration on the 6/12/16 in Amsterdam with:
Henk Zwerver (acoustic guitar)
Sarah Claman (violin)
Pau Sola (cello)
The latest release from the Discordian Community Ensemble!
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