SEAN

CLARKE

Composer - Theorist - Flutist

MUSIC

NEWS

Upcoming : New work for Timepoint Ensemble - Calgary

Second new work for Timepoint Ensemble, following last year's Through a Glass, Darkly

Upcoming : "The Rose", for viola and piano

New work The Rose for viola/voice and piano, written for Margaret Carey (Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra). The piece was inspired by and sets excerpts of Margaret's poem Rose Petals, and also engages with the slow movement of Schubert's Piano Sonata in A, D 959.

"Vespers" performed at UPEI by the Feldsperling Duo

November 08, 2016

Feldsperling Duo perform commissioned work Vespers in the University of Prince Edward Island's 2016/17 Recital Series.

Feldsperling Duo perform "Vespers" in Halifax

November 04, 2016

Feldsperling Duo perform Vespers at St. Paul's Church, downtown Halifax.

Feldsperling Duo perform "Vespers" for fl and sax at Array Space, Toronto

October 14, 2016

Feldsperling Duo (Liesel Deppe, fl & Nicole Strum, sax) premiere commissioned work Vespers at Array Space, Toronto. 

Workshop commissioned piece with resident ensemble Feldsperling Duo at the Banff Centre

August 15, 2016

Workshop commissioned piece Vespers at the Banff Centre with Feldsperling Duo (Liesel Deppe, fl, and Nicole Strum, sax).

Timepoint Ensemble premiers "Through a Glass, Darkly" for sextet

June 04, 2016

Timepoint Ensemble performs commissioned work Through a Glass, Darkly for fl, cl, trb, vn, vc & pn at the New Gallery, downtown Calgary.

MUSCAN Conference - Congress 2016

June 03, 2016

Performance of 5 Impromptus for flute, clarinet, and piano; awarded Honourable Mention in the 2016 Student Composer Competition. Location: Rosza Centre, University of Calgary.

Red Note Music Festival - Illinois State University

April 04, 2016

Composition workshop with Stephen Hartke, Carl Schimmel, Roy Magnuson, and ensemble mise-en. Featuring Through A Glass, Darkly for flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, contrabass, and piano.

Research and Composition Presentation - MASC Forum

February 25, 2016

Presentation: Formal Function and Phrase Structure in Contemporary Music as part of the McGill Association of Student Composers Forum. Focuses on the late solo works of Pierre Boulez and my orchestral work Lucretia Overture.

Ensemble Arkea Composition Competition - Finalist

January 28, 2016

Scarlet Crimson Carmine for 11 strings performed by Ensemble Arkea, directed by Dina Gilbert. (Photo credit: Nadia Zheng)

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BIO

Sean Clarke is a composer, theorist and flutist from Calgary, AB.

 

Having previously studied flute and composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, England and the University of Calgary, he completed a doctorate in instrumental composition at the University of Montréal under the co-direction of Ana Sokolovic and Jonathan Goldman.

 

His works have been played in the United States, France, and across Canada, and his theory research has been featured at numerous regional and national conferences.

 

Sean is the recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

CONTACT

EMAIL | clarkesc@hotmail.com

 

 

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