MORE PROJECTS

 & COMPOSITIONS

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MORE PROJECTS

THE IRISH GAMELAN ORCHESTRA

The Irish Gamelan Orchestra performs a repertoire of original music, which is co-created with a variety of artists across a wide range of genres.To date, the ensemble has been joined on stage by a host of performers, including Duke Special, Fiona Shaw, Kate Ellis, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Nick Roth, Julie Feeney, Martin Hayes, Ken Edge, Colin Dunne and Nick Gareis. www.irishgamelanorchestra.ie

YEAH!... BUT BALKAN BOSPHORUS ORCHESTRA

A spontaneous get-together of musician friends from all over the world, connected through the Etno Histeria gatherings in Slovenia, in Istanbul, early March 2020. Line-up: Ceren Kaçar (Vocals), Ozan Demir (Kaval), Baran Aşık (Duduk), Petra Onderuf, Angelika Hudler, Claudia Schwab, Gabriel Meidinger (Violins), Jonas Pour Mozaffar (Tambura), Staffan Björklund (Accordion), Toby Kuhn (Cello), Pol Small (Percussion)

"HAPPY ALPHORN" - SHREEFPUNK + STRINGS

Line-up: Matthias Schriefl (tp, flh, bflh, tuba, alphorn, voc),
Alex Eckert (git, ukulele, voc), Alex Morsey (b, tuba, voc) + string trio. Winners of the German Jazz Prize 2019

"With tousled punk posture and classic four-beat, Schriefl brushes Jazz-Avantgarde and New Music against the grain"(JAZZTHETIK) "The future of German Jazz? But of course (FONOFORUM). 

More info: http://schriefl.eu/#bands_shreefpunk

ETNO HISTERIA WORLD ORCHESTRA

Musicians from around the world meet to learn, arrange, and perform the tunes they teach each other in the Istrian countryside. https://www.floatingcastle.si/

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MEASCAN - MUSIC ACROSS CULTURES

Six exceptional musicians come together to create a rich, cross-cultural musical experience that explores the merging of a diverse array of musical styles and cultural backgrounds: 

Irene Buckley (IRE, electronics, vocal), Raphael Decoster (FR, accordion and visuals), Bodek Janke (DE, percussion), Cathy Jordan (IRE, vocals and percussion), Soof Nikritin (ISR, bass), and Claudia Schwab (AT, fiddle, vocals). Commissioned by Cairde Sligo Arts Festival and funded by The Arts Council, premiered at The Factory Performance Space/Sligo July 2019.

Come Together: Our Artists Respond Donal O' Kelly & Claudia Schwab

 

Commissioned by the Hawk's Well Theatre/Sligo: Come Together - The Isolation Collective: Sligo’s theatre and music artists respond: 10 theatre artists – 10 composers - 10 new pieces of work. This exciting project came together firing the creative minds of a selection of local artists during the lockdown on 2020. Bulawayo', premiered in June 2020, was written by actor & writer Donal O'Kelly with music by Claudia Schwab. 

KATE IN THE KETTLE QUINTET

 

Kate in the Kettle is the name given to a shape-shifting line-up of international musicians, predominately led by Scottish folk singer, fiddler and composer, Kate Young. Launched at Umefolk festival, Sweden in February, the stellar musicians draw upon their diverse and rich musicianship which has been cultivated through meeting in the "Ethno" movement. These include Sofia Högstadius (SE), Claudia Schwab (AT) , Barja Drnovsek (SLO) and Toby Kuhn (FR/USA). www.kateyoungmusic.com

MATTHIAS SCHRIEFL'S MOVING KRIPPENSPIELERS

 

You've never heard popular christmas carols sang like that. Sometimes churchly- sacral, at other times leaning towards the genre of punk: balkan meets jazz meets Schlager meets pop meets ska meets punk meets samba meets aftro-beat... http://schriefl.eu/bands/moving-krippenspielers 

WEEKLY IRISH TRAD-SESSION AT THE STRAND BAR

Trad in the Strand (strandhill/Sligo) every Wednesday Night, all musicians welcome

TRIO BROKEN HEARTS

Chilean spiced, Irish infused, balkan loving songs and tunes for the heart and itchy feet. Styrian childhood friends Maggi Rust and Claudia Schwab, now separated by many oceans due to their newly found homes of Chile and Ireland, reconvene with Matija Solce to resound memories of friendship, laughter, love and music, of days and nights spent singing, playing polkas, polskas and rachenitas, yodelling and dancing in the Austrian mountains and the Istrian forest. Line-up: Matija Solce (accordion/vocals), Maggi Rust (cello/vocals), Claudia Schwab (violin.vocals)

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TUNES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

During lockdown in Ireland in early 2020, Claudia Schwab forged new and old virtual connections with a selection of
musicians from around the globe with whom she had a “distant” tune with: a journey that
brings us from New York over to Chile, Australia, India, Bulgaria and Mali. Commissioned by the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton & podcast as part of their show "Arts North West" on Ocean FM:

NEW YORK & CHILE PODCAST with Lydia Garrison and Martin Lorie

 AUSTRIALIA & INDIA PODCAST with Tullara Connors and

Pt. Sukhdev Prasad Mishra

BULGARIA & MALI with Vladimir Vladimirov & Djelifily Sako

FIBERS : ULLI GOLLESCH & CLAUDIA SCHWAB

 

Hörzer, Frohnleiten- born artists Claudia Schwab (violin/loops/vocals) and Ulli Gollesch (live relief printing/printmaking) get together for an experiment interweaving the art and sounds of printmaking and violin loops. Performed at Kirche der Pfarrkirche Frohnleiten/Austria Nov 2020 

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A WEEK OF ATTIC LULLABIES 

Listen back here to Claudia's lockdown project (March 2020) of live-streamed lullabies from around the world which she performed every evening for a week from her attic space

KATE & THE AUSTRIAN

 

Skipping through the fields of Scottish lilts and Austrian Jodls, Kate Young and Claudia fiddle-sing their way through the reverberating grounds and heights of their bowed ventures through the world. https://www.facebook.com/Kate-and-the-Austrian

NETNAKISUM (AUSTRIAN STRING-TRIO)

 

Netnakisum was born in 2004, with the idea of taking an existing dance music repertoire, infusing this with their own original music and inimitable style and bringing this fusion into formal concert settings. The very individual sound of the band, enriched by the voices of the musicians, ranges from a simple melody all the way to an almost orchestral polyphonic frenzy: a new chamber music-style, merging concert hall and club whilst throwing in a healthy dose of open-air-literature- musical into the mix. After countless concerts and tours that brought Netnakisum from China to the USA, India and across Europe, founding band member Magdalena Zenz leaves the band in 2012. Since 2013, deeLinde (Cello) and Marie-Theres Härtel (viola) are on tour with special guest Claudia Schwab on violin, with whom they released their latest album,"Hoamweh" in 2014. See Official Facebook Page

COMPOSITIONS

Cathy's Waltz with string orchestra

Jodlfunk - Da Alma Zua with string orchestra