Formed in 2011, Clocks in Motion has been praised as being “nothing short of remarkable” (ClevelandClassical.com), and has become a major artistic force on the contemporary music scene. With new commissions alongside master works of the percussion repertoire, Clocks in Motion continues to delight audiences with their blend of engaging, thoughtful, and creative programming.
Clocks in Motion’s mission is to collaborate and develop new works with living composers. The ensemble has commissioned, performed, and recorded works by Marc Mellits, Jennifer Bellor, Andrew Rindfleisch, David Colson, and John Jeffrey Gibbens. Some of these works can be heard on Clocks in Motion’s self-released debut album Escape Velocity, and on David Colson’s Navona Records release, Rise.
The ensemble’s most recent initiative, Clock Shop, is a collaborative relationship with a single composer over a four-year period: creating, workshopping, and developing multiple works for percussion to perform and record. The inaugural composer for Clock Shop is Jennifer Bellor, who composed three quartets for this project between 2018 and 2021. These works can be heard on Clocks in Motion’s upcoming album, Oneira, which will be released on the Aerocade Music label in August 2022.
Along with commissioning and performing, all of the members of Clocks in Motion are avid educators who work regularly with all age groups to provide accessible, interactive educational experiences. The current ensemble members Christopher G. Jones, John Corkill, and Sean Kleve utilize their current repertoire to present programs that connect and elevate our audiences’ musical experience and knowledge.
Clocks in Motion proudly performs using Marimba One marimbas and vibraphones.