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Faculty of Music


James Clarke

James Clarke’s compositions number over ninety works for forces such as symphony orchestra, ensembles, voices or solo musicians. They include the String Quartet, written for the Arditti Quartet, commissioned jointly by the Huddersfield Festival and Ars Musica, Brussels; Final Dance, written for Klangforum Wien, commissioned by Southwest German Radio for the Donaueschinger Musiktage; Landschaft mit Glockenturm II, for seventeen European and Chinese instruments, commissioned by the Viennese organisation ‘Asian Culture Link’; Voices, a large-scale work for nine actors, solo musicians and orchestra, with a text specially written by Harold Pinter, commissioned by the BBC and first broadcast in 2005. James Clarke has been a visiting professor at universities in various countries, including Azerbaijan, where he was appointed an honorary Professor of Music at the Baku Music Academy; Russia, at the Moscow Conservatoire, and Sweden, at the University of Malmö. He has led composition courses at the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari, Finland, where he was featured composer, and at the Festival junger Künstler Bayreuth. 


The Faculty’s series of Composers’ Workshops is open to students of all years of the undergraduate music course as well as masters and doctoral students, indeed anyone with an interest in the creation of new music. Because space is limited, please email John Hopkins ( if you are not a Faculty member and wish to attend.

Tuesday, 3 March, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
2.00pm, Recital Room