Clive Bell

Photo by Barry Macdonald

Shakuhachi (The Husband trio)

London 2019 (UK premiere)

Clive Bell is a musician and composer specialising in East Asian music. He studied the shakuhachi (Japanese flute) in Tokyo, and the khène (Lao mouthorgan) in Laos and Thailand. Recently he has worked with Jah Wobble, David Sylvian, Kazuko Hohki, David Toop, Complicite Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the BBC Singers, trumpeter Matthew Halsall, Sylvia Hallett, Karl Jenkins, Okeanos, Jochen Irmler of Faust, jazz pianist Taeko Kunishima and The Whalley Range All Stars (children’s street theatre).
He writes for The Wire magazine.


“A West Dulwich house and garden in August – what could be more pleasant? This was an intriguing piece of domestic mystery, in which we all explored family dysfunction within a beautiful house. Tanizaki would have enjoyed himself.”