Claudia Hansen

MUSIC | THEATER

About

Born in 1984 in Luxembourg

 

    

 

Claudia is a Music Theater- and performance-making percussionist. Percussion is how she thinks, but voice, body and visual ideas turn percussion into little stories. Sometimes solo, sometimes with larger collectives. From the day she performed Stuart S. Smith’s ‘Songs I-IX’, she knew that Music Theater was her thing. She loves the tension between seeing and hearing. She loves to think conceptually. She loves the endless world of percussion. She loves to play Bach on marimba but rarely does it. Instead she writes her own songs on the marimba and sings. She also fell in love with the ukulele, that small instrument that you can carry around no matter where you go. And she can never avoid imagining music in visual terms.

 

 

EDUCATION

1997-2003
ATHÉNÉE DE LUXEMBOURG
Baccalaureat

1997-2005
CONSERVATOIRE DE LUXEMBOURG
CLASSICAL PERCUSSION: 1er PRIX
Teachers: Paul Mootz and Emmanuel Séjourné (classical percussion), Emmanuel Baudry (latin percussion)

2004-2009
CONSERVATORIUM VAN AMSTERDAM
CLASSICAL PERCUSSION: BACHELOR IN MUSIC / BMus
Teachers: Victor Oskam, Nick Woud, Peter Prommel, Arnold Marinissen, Lorenzo Ferrandiz, Gustavo Gimeno, Jan Pustjens, Mark Braafhart, Fedor Teunisse

2009-2010
CONSERVATORIUM VAN AMSTERDAM
LATIN PERCUSSION: CONTRACT STUDENT
Teacher: Bart Fermie

2012-2014
KONINKLIJK CONSERVATORIUM DEN HAAG
MODERN MUSIC THEATER (T.I.M.E): MASTER IN MUSIC / MMus
Teachers: Paul Koek, Paul Slangen, Ines van der Scheer, Touki Delphine, Warme Winkel, Marc Warning, Gosse de Kort, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Anthony Heidweiler, Stephanie Gericke, Renée Jonker
Thesis: “What is Music Theater? A definition by a staging musician.”

FURTHER TRAINING

CREA AMSTERDAM: Mime (2011)
NEW DANCE STUDIOS AMSTERDAM: Physical Modern Dance (2011)
KONINKLIJK CONSERVATORIUM DEN HAAG: Classical Vocal Training (2012-2014)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN: Film and Theater Minor (2013)
AMSTERDAMSE HOOGESCHOOL VOOR DE KUNSTEN: Mime (2013)

MUSIC THEATER PRODUCTIONS

EERIE DAYS (Music Theater Installation by Claudia Hansen)
2014 (Production: Claudia Hansen)
CYCLOPHONIA (Music Theater by T.I.M.E.)
2013 (Production: T.I.M.E.)
DEPENDING (Music in Space by Shawn and the Zebra)
2012 (Production: Shawn and the Zebra)
DISTILLATION (Visual Music theater by Fleurville)
2011 (Production: Fleurville)
EEN KONIJN VAN PORSELEIN (Theater with Mime and Music by Ad de Bont)
2010 (Production: Toneelmakerij, Amsterdam)
JOE – DE HEMEL KAN WACHTEN (Musical by Koen van Dijk and Ad van Dijk)
2008 (Production: M-Lab, Amsterdam; Stage Entertainment)
MEDEA (Opera by Tania Sikelianou)
2008 (Production: AHK)
THE THIRD HALF OF THE LAST, PART 1 (Visual Music by Agaya-Shi)
2007 (Production: Claudia Hansen/Agaya-Shi)
DON QUICHOTTE (Opera by Massenet)
2005 (Production: Opera Studio Nederland; CREA Orkest)

ENSEMBLES

T.I.M.E (2012-2014)
(Modern Music Theater department of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague)
(w/ Robin Coops, Sterre Konijn, Joske Dorine Koning, Lucas Kramer, Jorinde Kuiper, Bas Maassen, Lien Pisters, Lisa Verbelen)
FLEURVILLE (2011-present)
(visual classical vocal music rearranged with electric guitar, percussion, piano and overhead projections)
(w/ Duri Collenberg, Anja Loosli, Rasmus Nissen, Lydia Opilik)
SHAWN AND THE ZEBRA (2009-2012)
(Music in Space, vocals/percussion)
(w/ Julia Oschewsky)
ESPRIT DE CURIOSITES (2009)
(audience/wall inspired music/theater-improvisation)
(w/ Sarah Jeffery, Anthony Leigh Dunstan)
BRAM STADHOUDERS KORPS (2008-2010)
(Soundcaper Indie Jazz)
(w/ Bram Stadhouders, Harry Cherrin, David Hogerheide, Santiago Botero, Onno Govaert)
LEVENMUSTER COLLECTIVE (2007-2008)
(jazz/visuals)
(w/ Martyn Heine, Martin Hiltawsky, Jose Bode, Bostjan Simon, Johannes Böhmer, Marco Rollmann, Jos van den Heuvel, Daniel Follmann, Roland Hegel, Jens Ellerhold, Frederic Gmeiner)
AGAYA-SHI (2006-2007)
(viola/percussion/poetry/live electronics/visuals)
(w/ Maria Moros Ballesteros, Françoise Schroeder, David Benqué, Rodrigo Tascon, Ernesto Illescas Peléaz, Alexandros Drymonitis, Thomas Myrmel)
PERCUSSION QUARTET DAMP (2002-2005)
(w/ Gilles Bropsom, Dirk Kellen, Jérôme Klein)

ORCHESTRAS

NATIONAAL JEUGD ORKEST (2009) (Josep Pons)
NATIONAAL JEUGD ORKEST (2008) (Paul McCreesh)
SWEELINCK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA (2008) (Friedemann Immer)
SWEELINCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (2006) (Reinbert de Leeuw)
NEDERLANDS STUDENTEN ORKEST (2006) (Otto Tausk)
EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH WIND ORCHESTRA (2005) (Jan Cober)
AMSTERDAM JAZZ PHILHARMONIC (2004) (Justin DiCioccio)
ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE DU FESTIVAL D’ECHTERNACH (2003) (Riccardo F. Averbach)
EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH WIND ORCHESTRA (2003) (Jan Cober)

RELEASES

Bram Stadhouders Korps “THE SHIP COMES” (CD, Brammetje Records, 2009)
Levenmuster Collective “SENSING CITY” (DVD, 2009)

SCENOGRAPHY

EERIE DAYS (Music Theater Installation by Claudia Hansen)
2014 (Production: Claudia Hansen)
KINDSOLDAAT – A MUSICAL CONFRONTATION (Staged Concert by Combined Creatives)
(2013) (Production: Combined Creatives)
(nominated for the AHK Eindwerkprijs 2013)
DEPENDING (Music in Space by Shawn and the Zebra)
2012 (Production: Shawn and the Zebra)

CONCEPTUALISATION

EERIE DAYS (Music Theater Installation by Claudia Hansen)
2014 (Production: Claudia Hansen)
DEPENDING (Music in Space by Shawn and the Zebra)
2012 (Production: Shawn and the Zebra)
DISTILLATION (Visual Music theater by Fleurville)
2011 (Production: Fleurville)
THE THIRD HALF OF THE LAST, PART 1 (Visual Music by Agaya-Shi)
2007 (Production: Claudia Hansen/Agaya-Shi)

COMPOSING / SONG WRITING

EERIE DAYS (Music Theater Installation by Claudia Hansen)
2014 (Production: Claudia Hansen)
DEPENDING (Music in Space by Shawn and the Zebra)
2012 (Production: Shawn and the Zebra)

TEACHING

Music school AMICITIA, Kortenhoef, NL (2011-now)
Music school ABCOUDER HARMONIE, Abcoude, NL (2011-now)
Music school EXCELSIOR, Oostzaan, NL (2008-2013)
Music school CONCORDIA, Oostzaan, NL (2007-2013)
Music school SLAGWERK BMOL, Kortenhoef, NL (2005-2007)

LANGUAGES

Luxembourgish (native or bilingual proficiency)
German (native or bilingual proficiency)
English (full professional proficiency)
Dutch (full professional proficiency)
French (full professional proficiency)
Spanish (elementary proficiency)