Detail: Organ and chamber ensemble (15 minutes)
Premiere: 5 July 2019, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London
Performers: Claire M Singer and London Contemporary Orchestra
Recording: To be released by Touch Music in 2022
The London Contemporary Orchestra commissioned Claire to write gleann ciùin with funding from the Richard Thomas Foundation and from the PRS New Music Biennial.
Background: Claire M Singer is a composer, producer and performer of acoustic and electronic music, film and installations. Known for her experimental approach to the organ, the Quietus dubbed Claire M Singer’s debut album for organ, cello and electronics, ‘genuinely magical.’ In June 2017 she was a recipient of the inaugural Oram Awards from the PRS Foundation and New BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
The piece was performed again at London’s Southbank on 17 January 2020