Leading British clarinettist Ian Mitchell is to record a program of music for bass clarinet for Métier Records, the new-music arm of Divine Art. The purpose of the album will be to demonstrate that the bass clarinet is not just an optional orchestral instrument but is effective in chamber music for small ensembles. Joined by his long-established and renowned group Gemini, Mitchell will present an album containing many new works some of which have been commissioned by Mitchell and Gemini. The recording sessions are to take place, with Métier Productions producer/engineer David Lefeber, during the autumn for release in mid-2018. Other soloists taking part are soprano Alison Wells and pianist Aleksander Szram.