Clarity Through Music
As early as 7 years old I was jamming on stage doing Bell Biv DeVoe ‘covers’. Back then my involvement with music was simply finding the beat to groove to. I had no clue that I’d forever connect with music on such an intimate level.
I picked up the bass in middle school and have been playing ever since. Beginning at such an early age gave me great opportunities to learn and grow as a musician, including attending an orchestral workshop at Harvard. In high school I toured Europe with the Kinkaid School band, and was selected for the Virtuosi of Houston, American Festival of the Arts, and served as the Principal Double Bass of the TPSMEA orchestra.
At the renowned music college of the University of North Texas, I began producing hip-hop and R&B music while studying classical music theory and aural skills, and taking part in the Men’s Chorus, Symphonic Band and Lab Band. Serving as a recording studio engineer at UNT's College of Music, I learned many technologies that help in my music creation.
I continue to be an avid musician whose musical melodies interrupt my sleep to become realized. I create music with passion, and you can rest assured that your music needs will be met.
As a very small, commission-based game company, it's difficult to find individuals that understand that a game's success depends solely on the excellence of the people working on it. Carl embodies the attitude of working towards a goal and not just for a profit. He has the ability to portray the vaguest of ideas in his music and capture the feeling and spirit of the scene that the designer envisioned from the start. Working with Carl Clark means not having to compromise what you wanted with what you received, but instead getting that email, listening to that song for the first time and finding out that what you had in mind and what you're hearing now are one and the same.
Carl is the composer for my web series, Debt Collectors, and we couldn't be luckier to have him. He always goes above and beyond, not only to make sure the the score is right, but also to ensure the quality and success of the project overall. His music is amazing and he's great and easy to work with, despite the fact that we're in different states. I can't recommend him more!
I love the music you composed for our film! I feel so fortunate to have met you. Thank you for taking the time to meet with us in person and brainstorm ideas. You really listened to us and brought our film to life with your music. And to top it all, you did it on such short notice. Amazing! Hope I'm lucky enough to work on more pieces with you in the future.
Thanks a ton for the wonderful composition work ... extraordinary! You were definitely a key element.
Carl was a lead musician for my 5 min short film 'The Feast'. As humble, polite and patient as he seems, his work is rather strong and powerful. He listened to all my needs, took deep interest in the storyline, watched roughs second to second and composed just as much as needed for the story. He came up with 3 tracks in a day or two, which is remarkable. They all were so good that I had tough time keeping one and letting go others. Music was a very strong part of my film and it helped enhanced the film overall. All in all, it was a highly satisfying experience working with Carl. I will definitely work with him for my next project. I wish him all the success for his future endeavors.
I was the editor on a short film for which Carl composed original music. His music was right on in terms of the mood we were looking for. His pieces were powerful and perfectly complemented the film. He demonstrated a sensitivity for the tone and pacing of the film and crafted music that perfectly complemented both, taking time to incorporate the movement of the music to the actions on the screen. He was also gracious working under pressure and produced a fantastic product in a very short amount of time. I look forward to collaborating with him in the future and would trust my projects to him in a heartbeat.
I'm interested in all projects, big and small!
© Carl Clark 2012
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