From: NY, United States
Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, electronic, Rock
Sarah Fimm is an American born singer-songwriter who lives outside of Woodstock, NY on a mountain looking over a lake. Born to Jewish parents in Tulsa, Oklahoma, her grandmother is a survivor of the holocaust. Her grandmother’s wedding gown, made out of sewn-together parachute pieces, hangs on display in the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. In 2008, Fimm journeyed to Ukraine to stand with her grandmother in front of the same dress on display at the Bergen Belsen Museum in Hanover.
Fimm is a piano player first. Her earlier works are largely based around piano although incorporating some elements that would appear more in future records. She has since expanded to using analog synthesizers, the clavichord, celesta, vibraphone, pump organs, or anything she can get her hands on.
Fimm toured with Peter Murphy of the iconic rock group Bauhaus in 2005, and with electronica band Delerium in 2008. Her music has been used on MTV reality shows ‘The Real World’ and ‘Road Rules’, Mark Hamill’s Comic Book: The Movie, D.E.B.S. (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture), and the Lifetime channel, among others.
In 2009, she released White Birds, Red Yellow Sun, and The Vanishing Sessions (B-Sides Part I).
Sarah Fimm’s voice can also be heard on Iggy Pop’s versions of Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘La Javanaise’ and ‘Et Si Tu N`Existais Pas’ (release TBD).
In 2010, Sarah launched what would become the ‘Karma Phala Music Project’. This 1 gig thumb drive contains 31 tracks, photography, artwork, and a personal message. On their doorstep, Sarah’s fans would find the drive, import the information and then pay it forward by gifting the drive to someone else.
A prolific artist, she has released several records so far, experimenting with acoustic, rock, and electronic genres. She just recently announced the completion of her 7th album titled ‘Near Infinite Possibility’. This record is scheduled for release in the first part of 2011. Produced by David Baron of Edison Music, Mixed by D. James Goodwin and Rich Travali, and mastered by Greg Calbi, Fimm’s new release features the talents of renowned musicians Josh Freese (The Vandals, A Perfect Circle), Earl Slick (David Bowie), Danny Blume (Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Jill Sobule), Paul Bushnell (Tracy Chapman, Luciano Pavarotti ), Sara Lee (the B52s), Sterling Campbell (Eric Clapton, B52s, David Byrne) and more.
The gesture is meant to act as a hammer of sharing: a forceful call to artists and fans to support one another, within the broader global framework of music and art today. The Karma Phala drives have been sent to Fimm fans all over the world, as a heart felt thank you for years of support. The goal is to bridge the gap between artist and listener: to help form a bond of trust between musician and fan, which may after vast numbers agree, create a world where music art is a mutual process with nothing to guide it but the artist and the listener’s experience.