Brooklyn, NY- Clara is a Brooklyn based composer, performer and writer. Her compositions have been performed widely by groups including the Talea Ensemble, Argento Ensemble, the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Either/Or, and the International Centempoary Ensemble. As a performer, she fronts the psychedelic karut punk band, Starring, on Northern Spy records. She ahs also played with chamber pop band the Gongs. She is currently working on a chamber opera based on the psychoanalytic treatment of Bertha Pappenheim, to be premiered in 2014 in Switzerland. Clara is urrently a doctoral candidate in composition and musicology at NYU.