The Interlochen Collection: Clara Warnaar

Sep 25, 2020

Clara Warnaar
Credit Aleksandr Karjaka

Composer, percussionist, producer, drummer and studio musician Clara Warnaar is featured on this week's program.

A 2009 graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Warnaar is now based in New York City and has a multifaceted career. 

Classically trained as a percussionist, Warnaar has appeared in several recent motion picture soundtracks, including "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "The Fate of the Furious." She's also a drummer in the band Infinity Shred.

Warnaar's own compositions are conceived using the program Ableton and are often created with recorded sounds from her environment.

She has also commissioned works from other composers, such as the ongoing project A New Age for New Age.  

Clara Warnaar as a student at Interlochen Arts Academy during the 2007-08 academic year
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

Episode details

Keiko Abe, Prism Rhapsody; 2007-08 Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra/Matthew Hazelwood (Clara Warnaar, marimba)

Anders Koppel, Concerto no. 1 for Marimba and Orchestra; Manhattan School of Music Orchestra (Clara Warnaar, marimba)

Brian Tyler, The Fate of the Furious OST

Infinity Shred, Long May You Run

Clara Warnaar, Victoria Tunnel (from Hollow Siren)

Clara Warnaar, Halocline

Clara Warnaar, A Walk in Silver Glass Garden

Ben Seretan, Half Ashore Dappled Sunlight (from A New Age for New Age)

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to The Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, generous support from our listeners, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.