8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for an evening with Full Circle member and composer Nigel Clarke to unveil the creative process behind making music for the movies. Nigel will show clips and illustrations from his soundtracks to stimulate discussion on the role of music in film and TV. He will also give a historical perspective on some of the great film scores of the past and spark conversation on this fascinating subject.
Nigel Clarke studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Paul Patterson, where he was awarded the Academy’s highest distinction, the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. Clarke has previously held positions as Young Composer in Residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Composition and Contemporary Music Tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, London, Head of Composition at the London College of Music and Media, Visiting Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Associate Composer to the Young Concert Artists Trust, Black Dyke Band, the Band of HM Grenadier Guards, Brass Band Buizingen, Middle Tennessee State University Bands, Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall and International Composer-in-Association to the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Clarke has also co-written film soundtracks to: Jinnah, The Little Vampire, The Little Polar Bear, The Thief Lord, Baseline, & Will and in 2006 was a co-nominee at `The World Soundtrack Awards’ in the `Discovery of the Year’ category. In 2008 Clarke was awarded the title of Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Salford.