On 1st May the much-loved leading experimentalist Clark will headline ‘Bach Evolution’ – a one off special concert, which is part of the Royal Albert Hall’s ‘Love Classical’ season.
Clark will perform a specially-created new piece, that will reinvent the hugely influential composer’s work for a new audience.
“Bach is my favourite composer of all time. He has Newtonian levels of influence on the world of music. When I’m learning another composer’s music, I quite often have the sheer cheek to think ‘I would choose a different note to that’.
That literally never happens with Bach. You can try and choose a better note, but you never will. Someone said to me once ‘you can have an opinion on his work, whatever, but his music is like gravity’.
Immaculate, impenetrable, yet so versatile and enjoyable to play and learn after all these years. He was a time traveller. We are in still in his shadow today IMO. What an honour to be asked to do this”
Supporting Clark will be young British composer Peter Gregson and rising piano star Víkingur Ólafsson – both of whom are signed to the longstanding and prestigious classical label Deutsche Grammophon.
Bach Evolution is Clark’s first UK gig since 2018’s live score accompaniment to Stan Brakhage’s cult classic short film ‘Dog Star Man’, during Max Richter’s ‘Sounds and Visions’ weekend at The Barbican.
Last autumn Clark released a double-A-side single called ‘E.C.S.T. T.R.A.X.’ via his own new label, Throttle Records. It garnered widespread visibility and praise in media including Pitchfork, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, FACT, NTS, Tiny Mix Tapes, Dummy, Mixmag, FACT, Red Bull radio, DJ, Resident Advisor and Inverted Audio.
In addition to releasing nine acclaimed solo albums, Clark is a well-respected composer scoring for film, TV and game, including ‘The Last Panthers’, ‘Rellik’ and most recently Channel 4’s ‘Kiri’, starring Sarah Lancashire.