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Horror in The Hall: Clark Wilson - Haloween Organ with Film
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Oct 31 2016
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It is hardly possible for any person having interest in live music and instruments not to admit the talent of musical genius we all know as Clark Wilson. He is a musicians par excellence whose melodies creates an atmosphere of there own. He is one of the most celebrated organists of our times and his name on any production ensures sell-out shows and good response from the audience and the critics alike.
We have seen that it requires a lot of talent and passion and to make ones mark in the world of music. That passion does not develop in a day or two, rather it requires years of struggle and hard work. In case of Clark Wilson, he has a long association with music started since his childhood.
This great musician was born in Ohio. Having developed ample interest in different forms of music; he began musical training at the age of nine and ventured into the world of music. Being young and inexperienced, Wilson initially started accompanying other artists at different stage musicals.
He also created stirs when started playing at several churches as an organist and worked for years with the Schantz Organ Company as a reed voicer and tonal finisher.
Clark Wilsons official musical career started when he was appointment to the featured organist post at Pipe Organ Pizza in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This kicked off the professional playing career of this great organist who has seen many landmarks in his career afterwards.
He has seen tremendous success and has been on the playing staff of many prominent companies like Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis, Indiana, Pipes and Pizza in Lansing, Illinois. Clark is currently associated with Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and performs as the resident organist and organ conservator at the famed Ohio Theatre in Columbus, Ohio.
He was chosen by them to re-premiere the renowned Chicago Theatre Organ on a bill that included Michael Feinstein. He also works for Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, Arizona, the professional crew that began restoration on this landmark Wurlitzer; where he is assisted with the planning and installation of the worlds largest Wurlitzer organ besides being on the organ staff.
Wilsons recording credits include seven albums containing both individual and collective performances. Clark Wilson: Colonial Memories is among the best of these as it contained his magical performance from a live concert of November 1995 that was organized to bid farewell to the Colonial Theatre in Philadelphia.
On The Air contains some of the best theatre pipe organ music heard over many years. It featured 26 organists from Australia, U. S. A., and England including Wilson along with his brief biography and color photos.
Clark Wilson is an impeccable live performer. He knows how to cast a musical spell on the audiences. He has given some of the most remarkable organ performances of this age.His all-transcription recitals for the AGO were received well. It was played for the 1990 Organ Historical Society convention and was later performed at numerous National and Regional conventions.
Clark is considered the master of his art and is invited to give highly lauded workshops for young peoples Pipe Organ Encounters. He is also a visiting lecturer on theater organ and silent picture accompaniment for the Indiana University organ department. This way, he also contributes to the advancement of these art forms.
Clark Wilson has maintained his supremacy as the top organ player for over the years. His fan base extends to many countries and he has done performances in the United States, Canada, Australia, and England along with many other places. One of the most distinguish feature of his success are his extensive silent film accompaniments, including unforgettable acts at the Chautauqua Institution in New York, the Packard Foundations Stanford Theatre, UCLA, Fox Theatre and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Perhaps what make Wilson a household name today is his extensive silent film accompaniment experiences. His unique film scoring has received critical acclaim by various organ- and concert-producing organizations, as well as individual reviewers.
His has proved his unmatched genius in silent films scores worldwide. Some of his most acknowledged and alluring performances include The Play House, Nosferatu, Robin Hood, Metropolis, Lucky Star, Spite Marriage, The Thief of Baghdad, Ben Hur and Phantom of the Opera.
Clark has also scored for Kino International for commercial release, and has performed at prestigious festivals like Cinequest, San Francisco Silent Film Festivals and for the Los Angeles Conservancy. Besides being a famous organist, Wilson runs his own pipe organ business and is a tonal consultant and finisher of both theater and classical pipe organs.
For this, he has received both the Technician of the Year and Organist of the Year awards from the American Theatre Organ Society. He is the only person in the world to have received this honor and his time is now nearly equally divided between concert and technical work.
Clark enjoys the status of being the most sort after organist of this time. He has demonstrated his mastery of this art form by giving enthralling performances. Today we acknowledged him among the Whos Who in the Midwest and Men of Achievement. He also holds Life Member status in the International Tri-M Music Honor Society and is listed in Whos Who in Executives and Professionals.
If you have never listened to Clark Wilson, then take your time out to experience his majestic sound as no one else can play organ like him. He presents wide ranging and varied styles of music in his performances and switches you from softer pastel voices of the organ to the mighty sound of Wurlitzer.
So if you are having a theatre organ concert near your city featuring Clark Wilson, make sure you go for it as you will never again find the golden opportunity to experience the dazzling demonstration of the countless tonal variations and styling flexibilities of a theatre organ in the hands of this master musician.
Although Orchestral style playing is less frequently heard these days in as compared with the era of the 1920s and 30s when organ transcriptions were a staple of the programs of the leading organists of the day