Sarah Fimm Barn Sessions Interview

Sarah Fimm Barn Sessions Interview

Sarah Fimm Barn Sessions Interview

Question: How would you describe Barn Sessions?

Sarah Fimm: It's just something I wanted to do. These days I think the subtleties of what makes an experience unforgettable are getting lost. The studios and live venues have turned upside down.

It was a simple idea to get in the barn, and just play. The barn was an excellent acoustic environment and I knew the sound and feeling would be right if we had a good team. The artists and talented people involved fell together perfectly. I see the mouse appear next to John's head in 'Hiding' and I smile.

Question: Tell us about Summer of Inspiration?

Sarah Fimm: I had this notion to create a place called 'Sparkle Park'. I sewed together 5,012 mirrors with fishing line in odd numbered strands, and placed hundreds of multicolored solar lights around them. The effect on people was extraordinary as they came to visit. I saw angry people turn into 6 year old children and happiness filled their eyes. This place exists within all of us, and is there all the time. At the end of 3 weeks of Sparkle Park viewing, we had a show at the historic Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, where we were able to raise about $2800 for ticket sales and direct donations. This equates to roughly 60 people who are now able to see again, who couldn't before. It takes $50 and 15 minutes to create sight for a human being through SEVA's incredible work. Wavy Gravy has always been a huge inspiration and he co-founded this organization. SEVA is made up of wonderful people and the infrastructure to do good action. Music, art, wonder, imagination, innovation and dreaming came together in a historic place. That was the first Sparkle Park. I am now in the works of building a 3 day event to elevate dreamers around the world called 'Powered by Dreaming' aka Sparkle Camp. This is the continuation of that dream and we will build the sparkle park in one day, and create an unforgettable life altering experience this spring with a new glorious adventure.

Question: Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration?

Sarah Fimm: Yes. I have released nine albums, but of course, there is always more to do. I have an endless number of songs that would enjoy coming to life. My inspiration? Constantly in motion. I pop up like a daisy at 5am and I do not go to sleep until I have no choice.

Question: What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?

Sarah Fimm: Right now I really like Puscifer. Very talented group. David Baron, Ravel, Bach, Franko Richmond, Brian Eno, Baka water drumming, and all that has heart. I have an interest right now in exploring obscure ways of making noise. This is not new, but seems to have intensified.

Question: What's next? Tour/Album/Single?

Sarah Fimm: I am making a new album, designing worlds of visual life around each song, and heading toward 'Powered by Dreaming' with open eyes. 'Inspire Art' is flourishing and there are many projects which will come to fruition as well. There is a lot in between. Come and find me, if you would like to know more.

Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Sarah Fimm: I have a deep love for both, and they are completely different experiences. I would always rather be creating, most likely because I am addicted to it, but I would gladly do both and survive somehow doing all of the above.

Question: What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Sarah Fimm: To be honest, I don't really see myself as being a part of any industry. I am a lady on a mountain who loves to create things, and I have a deep fascination with humanity. The music industry is a mess. It needs reconstruction. Brick by yellow brick, it is not my mission to be a part of it, but to reconstruct it in a way that I think would make the world a more creative, colorful place to be.

Question: What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?

Sarah Fimm: Creating a new meaning for the word 'success'.

Question: What's a typical day like?

Sarah Fimm: Anything but typical. I wake up at 5am and I talk with people in 'Inspire Art' who are all over the world awake at different times. I drink way too much coffee, but also water. I watch the sunrise. I talk to people around the globe and spend time loving the cats. Then I do one task at a time all the while remembering it is just a ride.

Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?

Sarah Fimm: I'm not sure if I have become anything. My mother played piano to me while I was in her stomach, and I could never get enough music since. I think it has a lot to do with how my mind works, and how I can feel instantly calm at a piano.

Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Sarah Fimm: Probably Maynard James Keenan. I find his voice to be something beautiful.

Question: Do you have a website fans can visit?

Sarah Fimm: Many places to visit. My official website www.S
Right now I am here:
Inspire Art website is
The group where we commune each day is here:

Question: Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life?

Sarah Fimm: Food/water, music, perspective, friendship and dreaming.

Question: What message would you like your music to say to your fans?

Sarah Fimm: Be happy. Have vision. We, through intention, can change our mind.

Interview by Brooke Hunter