New Album Out: Gyre

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“Clarinet extraordinaire Joanna Nicholson graces us with her debut [solo album], an atmospheric trek through her mind’s eye in which she leads us with tape recordings of her voice serving as narrations for the music itself, which exists in this liminal space between modern classical and avant-garde jazz. Nothing else exists while this music plays.” albumoftheyear.org

Joanna Nicholson specialises in new music projects, while continuing to perform and record with some of the UK’s finest orchestras and classical ensembles, notably on E flat and bass clarinets.

Pre-covid highlights include performing as soloist at the opening day of Aberdeen Art Gallery,  in Judith Weir’s The Big Picture and in her own show A Walk Through The Gallery; touring as Guest Principal Clarinet with Scottish Ballet; summer artist in residence at The Barn (as a composer); Creative Scotland’s ‘Made in Scotland’ showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe with her voice and clarinet duo Turning the Elements.  Recently she has released her composition and video making project ‘Jo’s Mtb Tunes’ with support from Creative Scotland and The Hope Scott Trust.

Recent work with the Modern Chants project:

From the collaborative score ‘Gannetry’, with graphics by Emily Doolittle, live clarinet realisations by Joanna Nicholson, computer processing by Ellie Cherry and text by Dawn Wood.