September 02, 2014
We had such an enjoyable time with host Irene Trudel, on WFMU last Monday Aug 25th. If you'd like to hear us live in-studio, click red link to stream the show (we come on at time code 1:05:57). In addition, we have two radio segments tomorrow:

WNYC's 'Gig Alert' tomorrow at 7:50AM: if you tune in, you'll have the opportunity to download our featured song for free from their website. At 2pm sharp, we'll be live on John Schaefer's Soundcheck (also on WNYC.) On the dial, it's 93.9FM

November 04, 2013
Black Sea Hotel will perform a Live Radio Set TONIGHT (Monday Nov 4th) on WFMU's Airborne event with Dan Bodah between 9pm and 12midnight. Willa and Sarah will be interviewed and will sing live excerpts from their new album, The Forest is Shaking and Swaying, with three guest special singers, Rima Fand, Yula Beeri, and Carl Linich.

"Black Sea Hotel are the Ramones of Balkan a capella song." They infuse this already-wild traditional music with their own gutsy sound that is by turns dissonant and driving, lyrical and ethereal.  -- Dan Bodah (WMFU)

September 11, 2013
Tomorrow night, FRIDAY THE 13TH at 9:15pm --- come see my NYC FILM ACTING DEBUT in "Butter on the Latch", a 66 minute horror film/ psychological thriller, brilliantly conceived by director Josephine Decker and hauntingly filmed by cinematographer Ashley Connor.

In "Butter on the Latch" I play a girl, aptly named 'Sarah', who immerses herself very deeply (maybe too deeply) into the dark underworld of a Bulgarian folk song that she's learning at Balkan Camp in the Mendocino woodlands… It's chilling and haunting, and really that's all I'm gonna say. Please come hug me afterwards. I think I may need it.



FRIDAY'S WRITE-UP AND EVENT LISTING:
The New Yorker
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“Butter on the Latch”
an exclusive New York screening (including Q+A)
Tomorrow, Friday September 13th - 9:15 pm

La Di Da Film Festival
at the Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd street) NYC
Tickets: purchase at the door.
May 18, 2013
Josephine Decker worked magic once again! My god, her wildly strange and brilliant film, "Butter on the Latch," in which I played the lead actress, just received three absolutely glowing reviews from The New Yorker, Indie Wire, and The Film Stage. What started out of curiosity, as a terrifying experiment to try acting for the first time, turned into a dream come true. The collaboration was alive, scary, and deliciously challenging. And... now the product that was yielded is other-worldly. I so much love this film. It's like nothing I've ever seen before... and I praise Josephine for her persistence in doing what we all find most scary... making something that doesn't yet have a template anywhere... this film tells stories so unusually. I will keep you updated regarding our NY premiere. To stay updated about "Butter on the Latch" on Facebook, click here.

June 18, 2012
Here is a great review of BSH's performance last night by music blog Lucid Culture, entitled Otherworldly Cutting-Edge Balkan Beauty from Black Sea Hotel (written by Delarue): 

Yesterday evening’s program at the Bang on a Can Marathon was enticing, but it couldn’t have been any more cutting-edge than Brooklyn Balkan a-cappella trio Black Sea Hotel’s performance at a reverb-rich synagogue in Ditmas Park. Willa Roberts, Corinna Snyder and Sarah Small sometimes take large scale arrangements of Bulgarian folk music and strip them down to just three voices; other times they do their own inventive arrangements of traditional melodies...
 
September 22, 2011
Click HERE to check out a recent interview Sarah did with Ed Verosky for About-Photography.com, including insight on her ongoing still photography series, The Delirium Constructions, her Tableau Vivant project, and other thoughts on art & process.

June 22, 2011
The 120-Model & Musician Tableau Vivant performance made the front and back pages of this Sunday's Arts Section of The Washington Post!

May 18, 2011
The upcoming 120-Model & Musician Tableau Vivant of the Delirium Constructions performance was just chosen as one of TONY's Critics' Picks - Their Top 5 Must See Events of the week!

February 01, 2011
Pretty cool! After their performance at the 2011 Golden Festival, Sarah's a Capella singing group, Black Sea Hotel discovered that David Byrne was there. Lovely when info like this is revealed only after the fact! See Byrne's blog post and video of BSH's performance HERE.
November 13, 2010
This month, Tears on SaraLiz was one of 100 portraits projected on the exterior of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, as a part of the FotoWeek DC Festival. The project was featured in Wired MagazineThe New YorkerNPRaCurator, and The Washington Post.
November 05, 2010
For those of you who just happen to speak Hungarian, click HERE to read a recent blog article about Sarah's work.
October 31, 2010
This large-scale, glossy international publication features an extensive interview and critical essay, written by a dear friend of Sarah's, Lindsay Comstock.  You can pick up a copy at Barnes and Noble or any other major magazine shop. You can also read the article online HERE.

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