Singled Out: Sarah Fimm

09/06/2012
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Today Sarah Fimm tells us about her recently released "Barn Sessions" EP which was recorded in its entirety in a barn with Loudboy (Botanica and Peter Murphy). Here is the story:

"Barn Sessions was a simple way to record and perform new music outside of the box. I felt the need to create the place for the music, instead of going to an already existing place. You have much better control over the environment in many ways (I think of the mouse that appears behind John's head in 'Hiding' and laugh at myself when I say that). Having less variables tends to create a more focused piece, in my experience.

I feel there is a profound lack of interconnectedness in the world today, despite our ability to communicate so easily using new methods. There is an explosion of new technology, but sometimes feel the humanity has become obscured. There are more barriers, more illusions, more mechanisms to hide behind. Music, art and simplicity help to deconstruct these barriers. Simplicity is where I go, when complexity of the practical realities become an encumbrance. We have to go back to the beginning. Music begins in nature. It is all around us constantly in every waking moment.

This is why I wanted to combine the intimacy of a live performance with the natural environment and history of Woodstock. I do not like performing in clubs with urine on the floor. I would rather hear the sound of the crickets making a perfect chorus in the starry Catskill night. My hope is to one day do many Barn Sessions featuring different unique and wonderful musicians. I hope it will inspire artists and musicians around the world will take a piece of that spirit, break out their instruments and tell the world what it really sounds like. That is what my dreams look like, anyway."

Hearing is believing. Listen for yourself and learn more about the EP right here!

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