After a fantastic few months of performances, broadcasts and interviews across the country, we are delighted to announce that NMC’s recording of Gwilym Simcock’s On a Piece of Tapestry, performed by City of London Sinfonia, renowned clarinettist Michael Collins and the composer himself at the piano, are now available for digital download.
Flawlessly fusing the traditionally distinct worlds of classical music and jazz, Gwilym Simcock composed On a Piece of Tapestry in reaction to two poems by Spanish / American philosopher poet George Santayana, which are narrated in this recording by British actor and comedic legend, John Sessions. NMC’s Music Map is a fantastic way to explore the relationships between Gwilym Simcock’s own unique style and influences.
Commissioned by City of London Sinfonia as part of the New Music Biennial (a PRS for Music Foundation initiative that exists to support, promote and showcase the talent of UK’s new music sector) the work has since been performed across the country from Bradford-on-Avon to Dublin, culminating in a exciting concert in the cultural programme of Glasgow’s UNESCO Commonwealth Games at the beginning of the month.
Gwilym Simcock appears courtesy of ACT Records & Michael Collins in courtesy of Chandos Records