"Sensitively performed by contralto Karen Clark— There's just enough Mahler to break your heart."—San Francisco Chronicle
"Contralto Karen Clark, in truly lustrous voice, added immeasurable depth to The Luminous Edge." San Francisco Classical Voice
September 18-21, 2014 Karen Clark sings in the Garrett-Moulton Productions Dance Concert: The Luminous Edge in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center. It is a beautiful production of wide-ranging repertory that includes selections from Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder, chant of Hildegard von Bingen, and songs and instrumental music by the minimalist composer, Marc Mellits- all arranged by Jonathan Russell for a live chamber ensemble, and danced by six solo dancers with an 18-member movement choir. If you have not yet experienced a Garrett-Moulton event, you won't want to miss this one!
"The Mahler (Kindertotenlieder) cycle was sensitively performed by contralto Karen Clark. Just enough Mahler to break your heart." San Francisco Chronicle
Now Available on CD! Karen sings Ben Johnston's song cycle Parable- on Rumi poems on the new 2014 Microfest release. The Los Angeles Times writes: "Karen Clark brought a rich intensity to the [Rumi] stories...The performance was stunning."
On the Horizon: Eight O's in Woolloomooloo, based on a poem by Mark Twain, which is being composed for Karen, by Berkeley composer David A. Jaffee who writes: "I first met Karen Clark when I was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University. There, as part of the Composer's Ensemble, she gave a stellar performance of my work, Number Man, for the ghost of J.S. Bach for four voices and oboe. I was floored by the flexibility of her voice and by her musicality."
American composer and music theorist Benjamin Boretz writes of Karen's recording of Robert Morris' "This Bubble of Heart" LISTEN
Pleasure Editions, 2014
On Cold Mountain: Songs on Poems of Gary Snyder LISTEN Karen's recording with the Galax Quartet, On Cold Mountain: Songs on Poems of Gary Snyder is on the Innova label and available on Amazon. "Karen Clark's majestic, throaty singing hints of modernist extravagance and medieval troubadours." San Francisco Chronicle