Intricate Web - double album of Liz Johnson's music for chamber ensemble and voice

Intricate Web Double CD 

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Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Loré Lixenberg, Heather Tuach, Ronald Woodley

Intricate Web Reviews




CD Launch  Intricate Web - exploring the chamber music of Liz Johnson recommended by BCMG 

CBSO Centre, Birmingham, Saturday 20th May 2017, 7.30pm

Launching Liz Johnson's new CD, the internationally renowned Fitzwilliam String Quartet were joined by cellist Heather Tuach and clarinettist Ronald Woodley. 

Featuring: Liz Johnson's Quartet No. 3 Intricate Web (selected by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies for an opening concert at Kings Place, London) and the miniature Tide purl available on BBC Radio 3 iPlayer until June 20 2017.


Liz Johnson with poet David Hart, the Fitzwilliam Quartet & Ron Woodley

Johnson's Cello Suite Reflections of an Eccentric English Artist, inspired by artist Ben Hartley, includes moments of improvisation for the performer and was brilliantly performed by Canadian cellist Heather Tuach.

The concert culminated with the world premiere of Johnson's Clarinet Quintet Sea-change, commissioned and performed by Ronald Woodley featuring five clarinets for the soloist, from contrabass to E flat. This series of dream-like fantasies is inspired by the poetry of David Hart's Crag Inspector, set on the wild shores of Bardsey Island in NW Wales who was also present at the event.

Award-winning poet Caleb Klaces read his own and his father David Hart's poetry as part of the evening.

Concert Programme: 

String Quartet No. 3 Intricate Web (2003) commissioned by Mixing Music, Bromsgrove with funds from ACE

Tide Purl (2013) commissioned by Music In The Village

Towards the Sea - trio for clarinet, viola and cello

Cello Suite Reflections of an Eccentric English Artist (2015) with support from Peninsular Arts

Clarinet quintet Sea-change (2016) 30' commissioned by Ronald Woodley and Birmingham Conservatoire BCU Research Dept.

Caleb Klaces - poetry including readings from David Hart's Crag Inspector