Latest Journal Posts

August 21, 2021
Cambridge Concert postscript

Cambridge Summer Music Festival, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge The Gavin Bryars Ensemble was to perform at the Cambridge Summer Music Festival on July 20, 2021, this being our first…

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August 19, 2021
Dark Mofo – Hobart

Part 1 – From Studio to Hobart My Viola Concerto had been originally written for performance at the 2020 Dark Mofo Festival. Although the festival was cancelled the commission went…

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May 24, 2021
Conrad Cork

I was very sorry to learn of the death at the end of April of Conrad Cork, who was a close friend and colleague for many years though we had…

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April 27, 2021
Above Water (A song for the East Riding from Goole)

I was born in Goole, and never left the town until I went to university and, in spite of living in many different places since, still think of it as…

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Upcoming Events

March 12, 2022
7pm Tramway, Glasgow

November 18, 2021
20:00, Opéra de Lyon, 1 Place de la Comédie, 69001 LYON

November 10, 2021
Howard Assembly Room, Opera North, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU

November 4, 2021
11am, St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4JJ

July 20, 2021
Cambridge Summer Music Festival, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

July 4, 2021
5pm, Hitchin Schools Museum, 41-42 Queen St, Hitchin SG4 9TS

Happy Birthday to our friend ✨@Gavin_Bryars✨

We still love our special red #vinyl featuring his #anniversary recomposition of Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet for 34 voices. #thesongcompany #vinylrecords #vocalmusic #contemporaryart

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In Lyon with @luigicastiglioni.bookbinder to celebrate his book on “Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet”. ...

Rehearsing with the ensemble ahead of tonight’s concert at the @howardassemblyroom in Leeds. @operanorth ...

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Latest Video Journals

December 15, 2020
GB Ensemble at Goldmark Gallery

The Sinking of the Titanic and Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet

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September 18, 2020
Portrait 5 from 7 Portraits of Solitude by David Dawson

Portrait #5 – Courtney Richardson and Gavin Bryars http://www.daviddawson.com/work/7portraitsofsolitude/ David Dawson writes: 7 PORTRAITS OF SOLITUDE – a specially curated online collection of short dance film works. Together, 7 dancers…

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November 7, 2019
Ikon Gallery

Morgan Goff, viola; Gavin Bryars, piano (electric keyboard) Morgan Goff and Gavin Bryars gave a concert at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in November 2019 within the context of an exhibition…

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