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Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke


There is more than one artist named Michael Clarke: 1) the drummer for the 1960s rock group The Byrds 2) an Electroacoustic composer 1) Michael Clarke (born Michael James Dick; June 3, 1946 – December 19, 1993) was an American musician, best known as the drummer for the 1960s rock group The Byrds from 1964 to 1967. After that he played briefly with Gene Clark in Dillard & Clark, before following Hillman to The Flying Burrito Brothers, after their first album. Read more on Last.fm
There is more than one artist named Michael Clarke: 1) the drummer for the 1960s rock group The Byrds 2) an Electroacoustic composer 1) Michael Clarke (born Michael James Dick; June 3, 1946 – December 19, 1993) was an American musician, best known as the drummer for the 1960s rock group The Byrds from 1964 to 1967. After that he played briefly with Gene Clark in Dillard & Clark, before following Hillman to The Flying Burrito Brothers, after their first album. Clarke was with the Flying Burrito Brothers between 1969 and 1973. During 1974-1981, Clarke was a member of Firefall, followed by a period as the drummer for Jerry Jeff Walker, ending in 1982.

Between 1983 and 1985, Clarke joined former Byrds' singer Gene Clark in The Firebyrds, a touring band which had been put together to promote Gene Clark's 1984 solo album Firebyrd. In 1985, following the breakup of The Firebyrds, Clarke and Clark again joined forces for a series of controversial shows billed as a "20th Anniversary Tribute to The Byrds". From 1987 until his death in 1993, Clarke toured as The Byrds featuring Michael Clarke. 2) Professor (John) Michael Clarke is a graduate of St Chad's College, Durham University. He is Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studio at the University of Huddersfield. As a composer his works (which include both acoustic and electroacoustic pieces, most often combining these media) have received many performances and broadcasts throughout the world.

In 1983 Soundings (cello and tape) won the CIM France prize at Bourges, in 1984 Uppvaknande (computer generated tape) was awarded the Chandos Prize at Musica Nova in Glasgow and in 1997 he was awarded the Musica Nova Prize in Prague for the octophonic tape work Tim(br)e. More recent works include Prism and Cascade for the trumpeter Stephen Altoft, Constellations (for piano, percussion and computer) commissioned for the Verblendungen festival in Belgium, ThreeFour for the Goldberg Ensemble and Enmeshed written for L a u t and premiered at the 2005 Sonorities Festival in Belfast. A CD of four of his works (Refractions, Mälarsång, Epicycle and Uppvaknande) is available under the collective title Refractions (MPSCD003). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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