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Welcome to Emma Clarke’s global soapbox – the antidote to modern living, encapsulated in a series of freewheeling rants.

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Composition

Moonflower – a musical story of life, death and rebirth.

I wrote a musical sketch exploring the sound of chamber brass coupled with a violin. I wanted to try harmonies,...
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Composition

From a sketch to full orchestration

I had an idea for a piece of music that was going to be challenging to write. The concept for...
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Music

Not my circus, not my monkeys – aka ‘Ode to Four Seasons Total Landscaping.’

This piece is a response to the spectacle of Rudy Guiliani giving a press conference in a Philadelphia parking lot,...
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Music

Sixteenth Week of Lockdown – some new music

I wrote this piece waaaaay back in the summer about 307 years ago when lockdown still felt fresh and new...
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Character voices

Spooky sounds for Hallowe’en

Fancy being spooked? Here are some ghostly bits and bobs. First up: a ghost story told in music. I wrote...
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Music

“The Most Happy” (The Tragedy of Anne Boleyn) – a piece of music about a momentous historical event

I’m a massive Tudor history nerd. I’m a nerd about many things tbh, but Tudor history in particular fascinates me....
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Composition

He Said, She Said – a piece of music for choreography

It’s taken me a while to complete this piece. I got the idea in the midst of the Weinstein revelations;...
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Music

Some new music written in the oddest of times

I’m lucky to be mentored by two fantastic composers – Fenton Hutson and Tom Harrold. These incredible musicians are both...
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Some of Emma’s clients

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“The perfect delivery. Every single time. Guaranteed. And always up for a brew and some cake.”
Chris Stevens, director, Devaweb
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“Emma is the best. I have no hesitation in recommending her for any voice over – she can handle anything.”
Mike Wyer, BBC