James Clarke

James Clarke was born in London in October 1957. He has written over one hundred compositions, for symphony orchestra, solo musicians and for ensembles. They include seven works written for the Arditti String Quartet; four for the ensemble Klangforum Wien; several for the pianist Nicolas Hodges, including two for piano and orchestra; some for unusual forces, such as 2012-L for 200 musicians, 2014-Q for European and Asian instruments, and 2015-M for 308 musicians; a radio opera in collaboration with Harold Pinter. Important premieres have taken place at the Venice Biennale, Lincoln Center (New York), Southbank and Barbican centres (London), and many other major venues.