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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  • Yes, Celestials, the new double album, will be released this coming summer. Seventeen songs made by the amazing graces of fellow musicians Ted Looby, Gus Ziesing, Rodrigo Alonzo Dan Strauss, Amy Larimer, Nicholas Leichter, Colin Ducolin, Remy DeLaroque, Patricia Julian, and more…


  • March 18

    For “The Poetry of Death” Dragon’s Egg event – here I am doing my harmonica song & dance, “My Beloved Nothing” at New London’s amazing Hygienic Gallery with some beautiful art behind me


  • 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.


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