James Clarke

Composer of acoustic and electronic music, most often for live music ensembles and for symphony orchestras, performed in concerts in over fifty countries. He collaborated with Harold Pinter on a radio opera. He has taught in Austria, Germany and Azerbaijan. The Times wrote this: "James Clarke’s String Quartet No.2 was forceful, big-boned and unashamed of the sawmill screech; not a work you’d wish to meet alone in a dark alley." The Arts Desk reported that his music "was thrillingly, almost treasonably, un-British." His electronic work uses and transforms concrete sounds, frequently taken from his own orchestral or instrumental music.