[01.05.19]Much-loved leading experimentalist Clark will headline Bach Evolution, a one-off special concert, as 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.
Says Clark: “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.”
Bach Evolution is Clark’s first UK gig since 2018’s live score accompaniment to Stan Brakhage’s cult classic 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, which garnered widespread visibility and praise. Supporting him 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.
For further information, visit the Royal Albert Hall here