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Jul
02
2013

NEW PROJECT

HEIRLOOM 2

it has been quiet here at clareburson.com, but something new is afoot – a new project, emerging from my little bubble of motherhood and museum-ing.  consider this post a ‘soft’ opening for what i am calling

“THE HEIRLOOM PROJECT: ‘this is a cheese’ and other family stories

many of you already know about my petrified cheese.  for those of you who do not, go ahead and get acquainted here or here.  anyway, i have come to the reasonable conclusion that my 120 year old wedge of cheese cannot be the only wacky family heirloom on the planet.  so i am on a quest to collect stories about YOUR awesomely wacky family heirlooms that contain within them the mundane and the poignant.

once i have enough stories, i plan to compile a book (and most likely an accompanying album) that is part anthology, part memoir, part fiction, part mine, part yours, and hopefully, in total, a good time for all.

soon, i will set up a special site dedicated to the project, which will allow you to contribute photos and stories.

for now, please email me at clareburson @ gmail dot com if you have a story or a lead on one.  eventually, i will focus the project on objects that are currently located in new york city, but for now, i’m just excited to hear about what’s out there.

drop me a line!

xo

cb

Jan
11
2013

SONGS for a SUNDAY SALON

happy new year!

i will be performing a few songs on SUNDAY, JANUARY 20th (starting at 7pm) at a lovely writers’ salon at JIMMY’S No. 43.

Featured writers on the 20th include:

Alex Gilvarry

Hester Kaplan

Michael Lowenthal

Sarah Manguso

Sep
13
2012

BROOKLYN, GERMANY, MARYLAND and MORE

the wee babe turns 10 months on monday! she has 2 teeth and sits up all by herself.  she is also a master ukulele-ist.

so, now that she is clearly off and running, i’ve decided to climb (slowly) back into my creative life.

this starts with a fabulous new fellowship i am honored to be a part of at the 14th street y’s LABA HOUSE OF STUDY. 9 NYC-based artists/writers/musicians/chefs convene to create art in response to our monthly study of ancient jewish texts. best part: this year’s theme is EAT!

i also have a few shows coming up this fall. all of them should be wonderful, but i’m especially looking forward to my performance on NOVEMBER 5 in LEIPZIG, GERMANY. i will be performing my SILVER AND ASH song cycle (songs in english, story in GERMAN) in my grandmother’s hometown surrounded by an exhibit of my mother’s artwork. if you happen to be in the neighborhood, please stop by!

see you out there,
xo
cb

Jan
13
2012

BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN

this time, with a baby in tow!

come out to my very first show as a mother on 2-12-12 at THE LIVING ROOM and stick around for my friend AMELIA WHITE’S cd release show. her new record is fabulous, as always!

xoxo
cb

Sep
21
2011

my season finale + A LITTLE SUITE FOR THE LITTLE BRIDE

the television networks are gearing up for season premieres, and i am gearing up for a season finale!   since i have no idea what motherhood holds for me, i only have 2 more performances booked for the foreseeable future.  so catch me while you can!  :)

if you live in NYC or BOSTON, please join me and my friend/ collaborator ANNA SOLOMON for our performances of A LITTLE SUITE FOR THE LITTLE BRIDE on 9-22-11 (NYC) or 10-4-11 (BOSTON).   i’ll be singing songs and creating soundscapes on fiddle and guitar routed through all sorts of fun pedals (loops/ delay/ overdrive).   anna will be reading from her novel, THE LITTLE BRIDE.   to get a sneak peek of what you can expect from the shows, check out our interview on WBUR 90.9.

hope to see you there!

xo

cb

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