Clara Brea is an electronic musician with a focus on field recordings of urban spaces, remote landscapes, combining the results with modular synth compositions and sound design.
In 2019 Clara’s focus on field recording allowed her to spend time with Chris Watson at CAMP(FR), studying his practices in Environmental Sound along with participating in the Gutenberg Sound Art Academy in Germany and creating “Wetland” a site-specific audiovisual performance in collaboration with Elena Brea that was composed and premiered live during the Eufonic Lo Pati residency (in Catalonia, Spain) on September 2019 and has now been released as an AV piece and an album.
She has also been working with Maria Chavez as technical assistant for her residency at EMPAC (Troy, New York) where amongst other things she recorded / mixed and mastered Maria’s EMPAC Sessions and spent time at Wavefarm (Acra, New York) where she created the radio piece ‘2019 Sound Journal’ that was broadcasted live on January 18th.
Originally from Madrid, Clara’s background traverses different genres, from composing new works and sound environments for the theater company La Extraña Compañia Madrid to being Producer and DJ in residence with Heart Ibiza’s Acid Sundays and Heart Factory.
Her first album, Dystopian OST, released in April of 2018 on the Madrid based label Solid Tapes, was reviewed by Electronica And Roll as, “A mature and ambitious work with ambient passages, dreamlike, industrial, abstract…that palpitates and breathes…” Her other releases and remixes can be heard via the labels Get Physical, LNDKHN, Idioteque Records, and on her Soundcloud page.
She has performed and DJ’d for the Convergence Festival, Dialogues of Space, CAAMSonora, Ruido Virico, Time will tell – London (UK), Eufonic Festival – Cataluña (Spain), Festival Arte y Cienca – Pamplona (Spain), Calma , Avalovara club de escucha, GOA- Madrid (Spain), Art Basel – Miami (USA).