Ian Clarke "Deep Blue"

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Ian Clarke "Deep Blue"

Ian Clarke, flautist and composer, has just released his new album "Deep Blue". It has been really well received and is set to make the top 20 in the classical chart this week. This is an amazing feat as Ian has released this recording himself. It's sort of like Indie Classical!

The Guildhall School of Music professor who is highly regarded throughout the flute world is endeavoring to bring his music to a wider audience.

I believe that this album should do that for him with some amazingly emotional pieces and also some more dramatic journeys that give us an insight into the questioning mind of this exciting and brilliant artist. 

You can find out more at www.ianclarke.net

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The top 20, the 'indie' scene,  amazingly emotional, dramatic journeys. Well you've suceeded in putting me off and you didn't even use 'stunning new album'.

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Yes, welcome to the forum Ian. I'm not sure selling your own stuff on here is allowed.

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I'm not Ian. Not sure where you got that idea from.Thanks for the welcome though.

 

 

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Sidney Nuff wrote:

Yes, welcome to the forum Ian. I'm not sure selling your own stuff on here is allowed. But I see you have already met Vic. He tends to set the rules so just ask him.

 

Brodsky alert!

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simejp wrote:

I'm not Ian. Not sure where you got that idea from.Thanks for the welcome though.

Whatever. Anyway let me get you up to speed. Brodsky is a fictional character that Vic admires. I Think he see's him as a bit of a father figure, but you know Frued right. Anyway keep up with the flute playing Ian, what grade are you on now, sorry I mean Simes.

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Sidney Nuff wrote:

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Good to see the MODS have a sense of humour.

 

I wholeheartedly recommend this album

Deep Blue is Ian Clarke's second album, following on from the simply stunning Within

It is a great pleasure to hear Ian Clarke's performances, his compositions are moving, entertaining, and seamlessly blend melody and virtuoso use of dazzling and innovative extended techniques.

Challenging to play, and a joy to listen to, this is contemporary music that you will come back to time and time again.

Speaking for those of us who are flute players, most of us are already aware of the talented Ian Clarke. A professor of flute at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, he is a virtuoso performer, and exponent of extended techniques on the instrument.

His music has taken the flute world by storm. Classical flute professionals and conservatoire students around the world perform his compositions in recitals, and several of his works have been included on the Trinity and ABRSM classical flute examination syllabus, showing how quickly his compositions have become established within contemporary classical flute repertoire.

It has been great to see an album by a British flute player, playing and composing an album of his own compositions, make it into the top 10 of the UK classical charts, a first, and no mean feat for an artist who is not signed to one of the big record labels.

All of the flute playing on this album (and even one of the piano parts) is performed by Ian Clarke, and the remaining piano parts are played wonderfully by the "International Flautist's Pianist" Tim Carey.

This is a great album, and is regularly in my car, along with Ian's debut album, the amazing "Within". I wholeheartedly recommend both.

For the non flute players out there, Ian Clarke's music is a gem - hear the flute doing amazing things that previously you would not have thought possible.

Even better, this music can be performed live, it doesnt rely on technical wizardry or gadgets. To see how much flute players around the world love Ian's music, just search for Ian Clarke on youtube, and you will find hundreds of flute players performing his compositions - of course, some versions are better than others, but few can come close to hearing Ian play these himself. Hear him live, get the album, but you really must hear it.

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