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 Jacinta  Clusellas

composer
songwriter
guitarist
arranger

BIO

 

Jacinta Clusellas is an award-winning composer, songwriter and guitarist based in New York City. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jacinta brings together South American folklore, jazz and chamber music, in the context of songs influenced by poems, literature and nature from South America.

 

Jacinta is a Jonathan Larson Grant recipient (American Theatre Wing, 2023). Her debut concept album El Pájaro Azul was published in Japan and became the inspiration for the bilingual musical AZUL which was programmed at the Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals in 2023, the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in 2022, the 2021 NAMT 33rd Annual Festival of New Musicals, the 2020 National Music Theatre Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, as well as previously developed at New York Theatre Workshop, BRIC, The Drama League, Tofte Lake Center, Catwalk Art Institute and the Prelude Festival. AZUL received the 2022 NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre and the New Music USA Creator Fund to record a full cast studio EP, a collaboration with Grammy and Tony award winning arranger/orchestrator Alex Lacamoire and vocal arranger Kurt Crowley. This EP was performed live at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub (Public Theatre) in NYC, and featured live in the Playbill Songwriter Series.

 

Jacinta’s third EP A Donde Llega el Silencio, was produced by West One Music (UK) and recorded in NYC and Buenos Aires. After being released in 2023, it was synchronized in The Surrogacy, one of Netflix Top 10 TV Shows in the U.S, as well as in other TV shows across France, Ireland, Japan, Brazil and Mexico.

 

As a guitarist and Music Director Jacinta has led a bilingual production of The Comedy of Errors at The Public Theater Mobile Unit, performed at SIX on Broadway, the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, the United Palace for Lin-Manuel Miranda's screening of Coco, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends at Tilles Center, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Mayo PAC, La MaMa Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, Rockwood Music Hall, Musical Theatre Factory, The Sultan Room, Women of Color on Broadway and more. 

 

Jacinta has toured the US as a composer, songwriter, performer and resident artist. Selected: South by Southwest [SXSW] (Austin, TX), People’s Light (PA) Lanesboro Arts (Jerome Foundation, MN), Audacious Raw Theatre (MN), Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (WY) Good Hart Artist Residency (MI). Internationally, she has toured her music throughout Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Canada, Greece and Italy. Jacinta has also worked as an arranger for Grammy award-winning artists Alejandro Sanz (Berklee Performance Center) and A.R. Rahman (Boston Symphony Hall).

 

As a Teaching Artist at the New York Philharmonic, Jacinta develops curriculums and leads the Very Young Composers program and the NY Phil Schools program. She is also a Teaching Artist at the American Composers Orchestra and has lead workshops for Lincoln Center’s Music Across Borders program and Lincoln Center Passport To The Arts program. She has served as an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music in the Contemporary Writing and Production department. 

 

Upcoming: New musical commission for the Goodman Theatre (Chicago) 

A BILINGUAL MUSICAL

BOOK by Melis Aker and Tatiana Pandiani

MUSIC by Jacinta Clusellas

LYRICS by Jacinta Clusellas, Tatiana Pandiani and Melis Aker

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Original songs synchronized on the Netflix show The Surrogacy. All tracks are available for worldwide usage, get in touch with the team to learn more.

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PRESS

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COLLABORATIONS

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