Clare Cooper


Serious music and humour? Clare Cooper, a young harpist from Sydney, Australia, combines the seemingly incompatible, with a fair degree of humour. Free of classical moulds and infused with imagination, courage and beauty. The range of musical nuance extend from dramatically sonorous fields skipping to subtle scattered vibrations, crashes and other sudden shifts, in the context of solo recital and steady resonant textures. And all of this reveals a new and unique approach to the harp and the guzheng, a traditional Chinese harp. Clare Cooper is attracted to the research and exploration of new techniques and expressions that these stringed instruments have to offer, thus by way of stoppers, forks, cups,bowls, bells as well as other meta-instruments she combines them in imaginative (dis)harmonies of sound. »Amazing, subtly brain-dazzling set of improvisation across the harp and guzheng from this Australian light bulb. Not often you hear a voice as startlingly new as this.« (C. Spencer Yeh, Volcanic Tongue 2006)

Clare Cooper - harp

Organized by: City of Women; In collaboration with: Cankarjev Dom

Date and time of event: 
Oct 09th 20:00
Place of event: 
Cankarjev dom, Kosovelova dvorana
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