Bill Frisell's Music for Orchestra
Bill premiered his new piece for orchestra, “Collage For the Day”, arranged and conducted by Michael Gibbs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and guest soloist Joey Baron at the Barbican in London in November, 2009.
The Financial Times described it as follows: "Gibbs’s arrangements wove the orchestra in and round Frisell’s lead, providing majestic support, textural embellishment and melodic statement. A lone trumpet emerged from the guitar’s fuzz-box harmony; an orchestral climax dissolved into a duet between Frisell and free-spirit drummer Joey Baron, only to re-emerge as vigorous strings; a final orchestral flourish zipped over elliptic western swing; two violas delivered heartbreak melody. The richly deserved encore was a subdued string-supported ballad that ended with Frisell’s solitary bottleneck slide. "