Clara Byom

is creating Music
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Freylekh
$10
per month

Happy in Yiddish.


Includes:

- Exclusive, patron-only content.

- Personal thanks.

- First notice of upcoming shows and special events.

Butterfly Whirl
$25
per month

A supportive and blissful twirl in contra dancing.


Includes:

- Name one of my original tunes!

- Exclusive, patron-only content.

- Personal thanks.

- First notice of upcoming shows and special events.

Feedback
$50
per month

I love that beautiful moment when the microphones squeal at you.  Let's chat.


Includes:

- Access to a monthly live chat.

- Name one of my original tunes!

- Exclusive, patron-only content.

- Personal thanks.

- First notice of upcoming shows and special events.

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patron

$69

per month

About Clara Byom

Thank you for visiting my Patreon page!

My name is Clara Byom and I am a multi-instrumentalist, tunesmith, and arts administrator based in Albuquerque, NM. For a long time I was primarily (read only) a collaborative performer, but as of late, I'm finding my own voice a solo creator.  A one woman band.

I play clarinets, accordion, and piano.  I play for dancing.  I play experimental music. I love working with young and emerging composers to premiere and commission new works, particularly for clarinet, electronics, and/or movement. I also write tunes for dancing, particularly contra dancing. 

I am constantly inspired by community-building through creative spaces. I am proud to serve as the co-founder/co-director of the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble, the Development Director of the Klezmer Institute, and the President of the New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society.

What are you supporting by becoming a patron?
Here's the thing.  I wholeheartedly believe in the power of the tiniest ideas and sounds to grow into enormous projects that enact change in the world.  When I play music at a contra dance, for example, I see smiles and excitement on the faces of engineers, doctors, and teachers and I know that this sharing of joyful community re-energizes them do the incredibly valuable and impactful work they do each week.

It's not always about sharing joy and happiness though.  It's also about feeling pain or longing. It's about empowering communities, making space for the silenced to speak, and pushing our society to have difficult conversations.  I do much of this through collaborations with other incredible artists, but it's also time to develop my own independent musical voice to enact change.  By supporting me via Patreon, you are allowing me to experiment, create, and support other artists in our communities, large and small.

What do you get from becoming a patron?
If you become a patron, you get to see the behind-the-scenes work of a busy musician, sneak peaks of projects, new tunes written for YOU, and my love and adoration.  

More information about my work: www.clarabyom.com.
Goals
$69 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I'll hire a manager and spend even more time creating!
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