The Omega Ensemble has launched a new bar-by-bar commissioning project that will allow supporters to donate individual bars to a new piece by US composer Nico Muhly, which will premiere in Part 2 of the group’s 2021 season. The micro-commissioning initiative will see the composer – from whom the ensemble commissioned  Unexpected News in 2019 – write this new work as additional bars are added. Supporters, who can donate up to five bars, will receive a one-of-a-kind certificate with their bars from the final score.

Composer Nico Muhly Composer Nico Muhly. Photo © Ana Cuba

“Across the past 15 years, the support of individuals has been essential to all our commissioning projects,” explains Artistic Director David Rowden. “These individuals help us realise our bold artistic ambitions, as well as those of the composers. In addition to the thrill of playing exciting new music, we also get such fulfilment watching these supporters light up when they hear...