Tamsin has written the lyrics for 'Winter', a new choral piece by rising composer Rebecca Dale, commissioned for the internationally-recognised choral ensemble Voces 8. It is the title track of their forthcoming new album 'Winter', released by Decca on 21st October 2016. Available as CD or download. Further details at http://www.deccaclassics.com/gb/cat/4830968
Tamsin has produced and directed a characteristically eclectic list of audiobooks in 2016. Selected highlights include:
Rather Be the Devil. Ian Rankin's cantakerous Inspecto Rebus returns, meaning Tamsin and James McPhearson have been back in studio to record the audio version. James and Ian were both interviewed about their long-running partnership for BBC Radio 4's PM programme.
Grief is a Thing with Feathers. Max Porter's remarkable cycle of poems on bereavement, featuring Ted Hughes's anarchic character Crow, with the actor Jot Davies.
Bridget Jones's Baby. Helen Fielding's hapless heroine returns, perfectly embodied by the matchless Samantha Bond.
A Country Road, A Tree. Jo Baker recounts Samuel Beckett's wartime experiences as a member of the French Resistance, and suggests the potential origin of Waiting for Godot. Beautifully performed by David Rintoul.
Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain. Barney Norris's complex debut novel shows a single dramatic event from multiple perpectives. Readers include Christopher Benjamin, Claire Skinner, James Doherty, Hasan Dixon, Linda Bassett and Joe Jameson.
Augustown by Kei Millar. A single day of tragic mistakes and autoclaps in a Jamaican township. Dona Croll makes an impressive audio debut.
Thin Air by Michelle Paver. A modern ghost story, chillingly brought to life by Daniel Weyman.
Mars Rover is a 1 Act children's musical about a headstrong Mars Rover and her exasperated NASA Controller. It made the shortlist for the 2015 S&S Award for Best Unproduced Musical of the Year and is under consideration for inclusion in the 2016 MMD Beam Showcase week in March next year. Currently under development.
Mars Rover (Book, German Munoz; Music, Jennifer Lucy Cook; Lyrics, Tamsin Collison)
DESTINY: Oh, my Gosh, I don’t believe this You have no imagination Can’t you see this chance could take us To the top? It’s the time to raise our game, It’s the way to make our name, It’s the reason humans came to Mars, so - JEFFERSON: STOP! DESTINY: But, Jefferson, if I find life Our story will amaze the world, And knock the critics Right out of their socks! JEFFERSON: Say, Destiny... DESTINY: Yes, Jefferson? JEFFERSON: Shut up And look at the rocks!
Listen to clips from Tamsin's new album Under Your Spell.