This commission fuses the worlds of classical music and jazz, and celebrates the virtuosity of City of London Sinfonia Principal Conductor and Clarinettist Michael Collins with a distinctive new work for Clarinet, Strings, Jazz Trio and Speaker. The project brings together some of the UK's most exceptional musical talents.
'We are delighted to be selected for New Music Biennial. The Orchestra has a long tradition of commissioning new music, and it is very exciting to be working with Gwilym Simcock, who can lead our players and audiences to new sounds and experiences.' Matthew Swann, Chief Executive, City of London Sinfonia
On a Piece of Tapestry was commissioned by the City of London Sinfonia.
Gwilym Simcock appears courtesy of ACT Records
Michael Collins appears courtesy of Chandos Records
City of London Sinfonia
Michael Collins clarinet
Gwilym Simcock piano
John Sessions narrator
The performance of On a Piece of Tapestry was recorded live by the BBC at the South Bank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 5 July 2014 and broadcast on BBC Radio between 7 and 13 July 2014.