LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
SARAH CARLIER (Singer-songwriter, Musician, Music producer)
Born to a Belgian-Congolese father working as a professional guitarist, and a Chadian poet/writer mother, it was always on the cards that Sarah would end up embracing a life in music and writing. The day she turned 16, her dad gave her an acoustic guitar as a birthday present, an instrument she was familiar with after years of seeing him fretting chords. The spark was instant, with Sarah, rather secretly, finding a means of expression and of opening up to other people in writing songs.
After three albums, including a live album recorded during a concert at Studio 1 in Flagey, a 4th opus entitled "Shy Girl" was born, on which Sarah took flight and rediscovered her foundations: her voice, warm and bewitching, filled with a solar groove, her spontaneity and her creativity. Sarah takes advantage of the confinement to take a break, compose and take the time to create new sound textures.
The thing that underpins Sarah’s work is the strength of the ties that bind. The ties that bind also means cooperation and collective responsibility, anything but cut-throat competition and the pursuit of success at any cost. Something which Sarah has properly cottoned onto, after spending long months of self-questioning and near-exhaustion, caught up in a system which she did not identify with, which places tapping into an audience above anything else, without a thought for togetherness, the sheer fun of creating music together and the sense of satisfaction that comes with a job well done.
Strongly inspired by the concept of interdisciplinarity, Sarah is currently working on different projects and collaborations with, among others, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp in the "Artists in Residence" program and the Africa Museum in Teruvuren where she is currently doing research for a project on identity.
WHO I AM
I am a belgian artist who seeks to exceed the limits of my field and my creativity.
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