"I was immediately drawn to the evocative
and hauntingly beautiful voice of contralto Karen Clark."
Pulitzer and two-time Grammy Award winner Joseph Schwantner
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!
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Thanks to all who performed and attended the Vajra Voices and Angelorum concert during the Berkeley Festival Week. We were thrilled by the turn out and since we ran out of programs, I am posting it here for you to download: Music to Celebrate the Divine Feminine.
Right after the performance we were invited to perform in the Celebration of Women's Ministry in Grace Cathedral on Saturday, July 12. We are very excited to sing music of Hildegard von Bingen as part of the 40th Anniversary of the first women to be ordained priests in the Episcopal Church. Please visit the Performance page where you can download the flyer.
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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."
Read what American composer and music theorist Benjamin Boretz writes of Karen's recording of Robert Morris' "This Bubble of Heart" LISTEN
Pleasure Editions, 2014
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."
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