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.
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.
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.
Seven tracks in, we are on our way with the new double album. When it’s all said and done there will be many talented folks guesting as part of this album – but so far, lovely to focus in with wonderful talents of Gus Ziesing and Ted Looby, and settle in at Low Tech Studios in Burlington. It’s an amazing place. Very comfortably low-key. Three rooms nestled into the northwest corner of the old Burlington train station, huge windows that pour out over Lake Champlain. There have been stunning sunset afternoons solo sitting at the piano, getting down the piano songs, and lovely sessions with Ted on electric guitar and me on vocals and acoustic, looking through the glass door between the two recording rooms – while Gus, capturing it all from the loosely organized control room, reigns over it all with a decidedly relaxed vibe. It’s pretty much heaven.
I head into the studio next weekend to begin….drum roll…a double album.
I might be kidding, but I don’t think so.
So happy to be working with recording engineer Gus Ziesing again, at Low Tech Studios on the Burlington waterfront. And also Ted Looby, who has brought magical sounds on electric guitar to my songs for the last couple years.
There will be more personnel involved as we work through on some celestial song celebrations. Will keep you tuned.
The Ireland tour is about to happen…
Music and dance – on the same program – at the beautiful Phantom Theater in Warren, VT.
Next Tuesday-Wednesday July 24-25, I’ll be the outside music-and-dance entertainment act, both pre- and post show. The mighty musical talents of Ted Looby and Gus Ziesing will join me.
Get to the Barn by 7:30pm! Bring blanket, chairs, snacks, picnic if you like.
We’ll be on then, warming things up for excellent Vermont/Brooklyn choreographers Hanna Satterlee and Meghan Frederick, who start indoors at 8:00pm.
And after the show – we’ll cool things down, send you dreaming off into the balmy Warren night that cloaks as it reveals, that holds as it pours –
I’ve been so looking forward to this chance to do my music-with-dance show at Phantom, with Ted and Gus too – hope you can come see what we’ve been up to.
An Evening of Dance
From Brooklyn to Burlington
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24 – 25, 2017
7:30PM Clare, Ted, and Gus – live music/dance outside
8:00PM Hanna and Meghan – dance indoors
Address and Directions to Phantom Theater:
End of strawberry season…and good thing too! The music engagements are beginning to pile up thick on the horizon – July and August will be full of them, at home and abroad. Starting the month off with my monthly Acoustic brunch at Radio Bean. This Sunday July 9th 11:00AM – 12:30PM. I will be acoustic this month! But the fantastic Ted Looby will be joining me and electrifying things a bit.
Clare Byrne Music: Celestials Album Release Party #1
Sat, April 27, 2019 - 7:00PM Rose Street Cooperative and Gallery, Burlington, VT
Clare Byrne Music: Celestials Album Release Party #2
Sat, May 18, 2019 - 7:00PM Nicholas Leichter's House, Brooklyn, NY
Music with Dan Strauss at Race Brook Lodge, Berkshires
Sat, May 25, 2019 - 8:00PM Sheffield, MA
Clare Byrne Music: Celestials Album Release Party #3 – Vinyl!
Sat, June 15, 2019 - 8:00PM Best Video Film & Cultural Center, Hamden, CT
Solstice Event at the Dragon’s Egg
Sat, June 22, 2019 - 2:00PM Ledyard, CT