Barlow composed his first works at the age of eleven, and in 1965 obtained a science degree, after which he had his first experiences with North Indian art music and European music of the Middle Ages; also at this time he composed his first twelve-tone compositions. Since 1968 he has lived in Cologne.
In 1971 he first used computers to aid his composing and began a number-theory experiment with tonality and meter. He has worked at many electronic studios, including ones in Utrecht, Stockholm, Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago, and Den Haag.
From 1982-94 he lectured extensively at the New Music Summer Courses Darmstadt, and since 1984 he has lectured on computer music at the Musikhochschule Köln. In 1986 he was initiator and co-founder of GIMIK: Initiative Musik und Informatik Köln, and in 1988 he was director of music at the 14th International Computer Music Conference, Cologne. From 1990-94 he was artistic director of the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory, Den Haag. 1994-2006: Professor of Composition and Sonology at the same conservatory. 1994-2010: member of the Académie Internationale de Musique Electroacoustique in Bourges. 2005-2006: visiting professor of composition, School of Music and Performing Arts ESMAE in Porto. Since 2006: Corwin Professor and Head of Composition, Music Department, University of California Santa Barbara.
Clarence Barlow Discography
|WER 60 098||Klarenz Barlow*, Herbert Henck||Klarenz Barlow*, Herbert Henck - Cogluotobüsisletmesi - Fassung Für Klavier/ Fassung Für Elektronische Klangerzeugung (LP, Album)||Wergo||WER 60 098||Germany||1982||Sell This Version|
|Barlow*, Dashow*, Kaske*, Lansky*, Roads*, Waisvisz*||Barlow*, Dashow*, Kaske*, Lansky*, Roads*, Waisvisz* - New Computer Music (Comp)||WERGO||Germany||1987||Sell This Version|
|hat[now]ART 126||Clarence Barlow - Josje Ter Haar, Job Ter Haar, John Snijders||Clarence Barlow - Josje Ter Haar, Job Ter Haar, John Snijders - Musica Derivata (CD, Album)||hat[now]ART||hat[now]ART 126||Switzerland||2000||Sell This Version|
|LAL2-12||Clarence Barlow||...Until... (CD, Album)||Los Angeles River Records||LAL2-12||US||2001||Sell This Version|
|SACD 960.308||Klarenz Barlow*||Klavierwerke Von Klarenz Barlow (SACD, Hybrid)||Cybele||SACD 960.308||Germany||2008||Sell This Version|