Sussex composer Clive Whitburn's music has been performed in theatres, venues and festivals throughout the UK. Recent performances of his choral music have been in St Martins in the Field, London and The Underground Theatre, Eastbourne.
Clive writes music in a wide range of styles and genres, exploring the themes he believes important. This often influences the choice of texts for vocal and choral music as well as the titles and subtitles of instrumental pieces. His music is usually, but not exclusively tonal and melodic.
He is fascinated by the physical placement of performers and site specific music. "Music for Rooftops" is written for a brass quintet placed on the roof of an iconic building, with three additional trumpets on nearby rooftops. The sound ricochet's and swirls around the audience below.
An experienced choral singer, Clive has performed frequently with the major orchestras, including the RPO, LSO, BBCSO, CBSO and Philharmonia, under such conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy and Richard Hickox and in major venues including the Royal Albert and Festival Halls and the O2 Arena.
He has also performed extensively with his two acoustic duos, “5th Quarter” with fiddler Jerry Bird and “Loggerheads” with guitarist Mike Foyle.
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