Playing Music with Friends

This page is a scrapbook of time spent playing the musical saw and singing with friends/bands, tours/concerts & musical performances.

VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes footage from some collaborative projects over the years…

FOR EARS: To hear song Collaborations, you can visit

FOR EYES: Clicking the image will take you to an archive of musical collaboration photographs on Flickr:

MusicSarah Zar has played with an ever-morphing poetic coterie of musicians, including Naaran Barzilay (lead vocals, guitar), Yael Kraus (lead vocals, Bussa, Panic Ensemble), Shayfer James (vocals, keyboard), Dusty Bones (percussion), Jeremy Gillespie (every instrument known to man), Carolyn Ryder Cooley (accordion, vocals, saw), Yula Be’eri and The Extended Family (vocals, guitar, bass, piano, everything, formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society, Nanuchka, Star Fucking Hipsters), which has included Isaac Gardner (drums, theater), Sarah Zar (musical saw, art direction), Kevin Taylor (accordion, trombone), Kate Campbell (trumpet, keyboard, glockenspiel), Rob Ussin (trombone, gardening), Daniel J Gerstle (bass, guitar, keyboard). Other collaborations have included appearances by or with: Roy Gurel (Electro Morocco, Nanuchka), Stefan Zeniuk (Gato Loco Coconino, New York Howl), Taylor Galassi (This Way to the Egress), Sarah Small (photography, Black Sea Hotel), Peter Hess and Franz Ferdinand (World Inferno), Van Goose and Scotty (Dolchnakov Brigade), Kotorino, and many more.


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