Clare Byrne - Music & Dance

IN MY BODY a lifelong dancer, choreographer, and performance experimenter. A close partner with sound, silence, and word.  IN MY MIND a writer, a songwriter. All my effort and ear is bent, twanged toward overlapping arcs of listening and creating. The songs: others, mine, mine, others. I’m taught by them.  IN MY HANDS instruments, crafts to navigate, maps to decipher, landscapes and laboratories of unending allure and resonance. New loves, old loves. I’ve been dancing to them since day one. Now a brave, bewildered musician. I’m going deeper in.

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  • March 3, 2018

    I’ve loved connecting with the UVM Recital Hall with this version of Appalachian Spring. The dance happens in the whole space.

    I’ve loved connecting with a strange bedfellow, a hard working ladder, for my new solo piece, Cocoon, in that space.

    I’ve loved connecting and unconnecting and reconnecting, remembering and moving with all the people who have been involved in Appalachian Spring, eight years apart: dancers in 2010 Autumn Barnett, John Bennett, Patrick Ferrari, Ellen Smith, Julie Peoples-Clark, Dave Clark, and Ella Clark. Paul Besaw, Dancers in 2018 Winnie Looby, Chong Ho Kim, Marc Wennberg, Nicholas Leichter, Avi Waring; conductor Mike Hopkins in 2010 and Yutaka Kono in 2010. All the tremendous musicians in the Burlington Chamber Orchestra including Steve Klimowski, playing clarinet with me on Yvonne Desportes’ Birth of a Butterfly.

  • January 19: Appalachian Spring at the Dragon’s Egg

    Eight years ago, I created new choreography for Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. I am doing it again, along with a group of Vermont and NYC dancers – Paul Besaw, Chong Ho Kim, Nicholas Leichter, Winnie Looby, Avi Waring, Marc Wennberg. We gather at the Dragon’s Egg in Ledyard CT for a residency this weekend.

    A free showing, this Sunday January 21st, 2018, at 1:30PM

    We premiere it March 3-4 with Yutaka Kono conducting the Burlington Chamber Orchestra at the UVM Recital Hall in Burlington, VT.

  • January 1: NYC wrecking crew recording session

    The work on Celestials, the double album, continues. Recently, Rodrigo Alonzo, Nicholas Leichter, and Amy Larimer came to Burlington and we had two magical days working at Low Tech Studios with Gus Ziesing. We recorded Rodrigo’s beautiful song “Cincinnati Lover” – complete with finger snaps.

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