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Sep 17

Music for the Soul: Clara Engel

September 17 @ 11:30 am - October 15 @ 11:30 pm EDT

Beach United is pleased to host Clara Engel, whose music has been described as “folk noir,” and “minimalist holy blues from another galaxy”.

Clara Engel is a prolific and multi-faceted Toronto-based artist. They have collaborated with musicians and artists from the UK, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Turkey, Iran, and the US. Engel’s music has been featured on Italian National Radio, as well as BBC Radio 2, and in 2013 they composed the music for the short film “We Are Not Here” by Aaron Mirkin. A dance piece by Odeón Círculo Escénico, set to a song from Engel’s 2017 album “Songs for Leonora Carrington” is currently in the works, and will be featured as an on-site performance at the Leonora Carrington Museum in Mexico in autumn of 2021. Engel’s music has been described as “folk noir,” and “minimalist holy blues from another galaxy.” Their influences span genres and media, amongst them are Vasko Popa, Virginia Woolf, Theodore Roethke, Jim Jarmusch, Arvo Part, Robert Johnson, Gillian Welch, and Jacques Brel.

Clara will be joined by Paul Kolinski on percussion.

Beach United Church, like many other organizations during the pandemic, has lost much of its income. Your donation will help us to continue to provide exciting online programs such as this one, giving the hard-hit performing artist industry a source of revenue, with any extra going towards maintaining our take-away meal programs for those in need. Please be generous.

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