CLIVE WILKINSON

Lecturer in Creative & Contextual Studies

MA in Music Composition, University of Keele
BA(Hons) in Music, University of York

Role and responsibilities:

  • Creative & Contextual Studies
  • Ideas in the Arts
  • Aesthetics
  • Music
  • Collaborative Arts Project

Career History

  • Composer
  • Performer with Gamelan Sekar Petak
  • Part of British Experimental Music

In 2017, Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA acquired five of Clive’s scores through Frog Peak Music, reinforcing Clive’s international profile. Three scores were acquired early in 2017 and two in July/August – Imagined Islands and one after another. Dartmouth College is a member of the Ivy League and the ninth oldest education establishment in the US (1769). “As a composer ones music is disseminated through the written score as both an academic research tool and a performance blueprint which exists separately from the mortal composer. Most excitingly this seems to be happening through the merit of the music itself as I have no friends or acquaintances at Dartmouth.”

Professional Scholarly Activity and Research Interests

Understanding the different approaches required for performance of different types of music, through practical exploration. From precisely notated to improvisation. This also has resonance with dance practice, though precise notation is not relevant. Both art forms do use the text score.

Performance Artefacts

Not – digital download available from Ergodos, Republic of Ireland and iTunes

Two arrangements of scores by John Cage, published by Peters Edition, New York

Dream – arranged for Javanese Gamelan, first performance York Minster

Haikai – arranged for Javanese Gamelan, first performance, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, 1989

Own scores published/distributed through Frog Peak Music, New Hampshire, USA. Complete list available from www.frogpeak.org see under Artists