Claudia Hansen

MUSIC | THEATER

CLAUDIA (2008-now)

Music Theater | Percussion | Voice | Ukulele | Mime | Visuals

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.

(photo: claudiahansen.com)

 

Eerie Days (2014)

Silence, sound, light, motion photography, darkness, video animations, overwhelmingness and emptiness reconstruct the state of medically induced coma  – the dreams and feelings.

I am very lucky that I have never been in medically induced coma myself. However and unfortunately, too many people around me have been so. They have told their stories – their dreams – and these stories struck me. They struck me because they were the answer to all the questions I had when I stood in front of the hospital bed. There are no answers.

Concept, Composition, Text (except for one text by Max Frisch), Percussion, Voice, Video Animations, Stage Design: Claudia Hansen

 

 

Ce qu’on vend dans les magasins (2012)

Ce qu’on vend dans les magasins’ is a song based on a short story by the Russian absurdist writer Daniil Charms.
(audio #1)

Composition, Vocals, Translation: Claudia Hansen

 

Vinden Beleggers Leuk (2012)

‘Vinden Beleggers Leuk’ is a short Music Theater performance based on a newspaper article from May 18, 2012. The subject of the article was the upcoming debut of Facebook at the stockmarket.
(video #2)

Concept, Prop Design, Performance: Claudia Hansen

 

 

John Cage – Solo No. 87 (2012)

‘Solo No. 87′ is a performance of one of the solos from John Cage’s Song Books.
(video #1)

Concept, Performance: Claudia Hansen

 

Repertoire

Frederic Rzweski – ‘To the Earth’
Stuart Saunders Smith – ‘Songs I-IX’ (video #3)
more to come…

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Veenproef Munnekewij | © Bowie Verschuuren
Veenproef Munnekewij | © Bowie Verschuuren
Veenproef Munnekewij | © Bowie Verschuuren
T.I.M.E. - Cyclophonia | © Ines van der Scheer
© claudiahansen.com
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© Alexandre Esperet
Medea | © Thijme Breukers
Messiaen | © claudiahansen.com
NSO 2006 @ Concertgebouw
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Shows

  • 08.02.2014
    Mijn Schaduw en Ik
    Boom! Bos en Lommer is een Opera @ Bos en Lommer
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 02.02.2014
    Mijn Schaduw en Ik
    Boom! Bos en Lommer is een Opera (Try-out) @ Augustanakerk
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 04.10.2013
    Ce qu’on vend dans les magasins
    Nee, Jij Hebt Talent! Festival @ Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag
    The Netherlands
  • 02.10.2013
    Ce qu’on vend dans les magasins
    Nee, Jij Hebt Talent! Festival @ Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag
    The Netherlands
  • 27.09.2013
    Veenproef Dementie en Dan (Veenfabriek)
    Munnekeweij
    Noordwijkerhout
    The Netherlands
  • 19.06.2009
    Claudia’s Classical Unclassical Final Exam
    Theaterzaal @ Conservatorium van Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 01.09.2008
    Songs I-IX & Musique de Table
    Haitinkzaal
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

Videos