Latest Journal Posts

October 10, 2020
Singers

Recently, John Potter asked to let him a list of the singers I’ve worked with over the years, a list that became bigger and bigger as I looked back. Here…

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September 29, 2020
Full orchestra version of Jesus’ Blood

Almost 50 years after its composition, and after many different versions of the piece, my publisher Schott has put together material for a fixed 30 minute orchestral version of Jesus’…

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Madrigals – Petrarch settings

After writing what became my First Book of Madrigals for the Hilliard Ensemble, setting texts by Blake Morrison, starting in 1998, I turned to Petrarch for my second book. Coincidentally…

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September 15, 2020
Working in the lockdown – continued

In June I wrote a journal entry about life here in the current situation, and I talked about music that I’d been writing and music that I planned to write….

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Upcoming Events

November 5, 2020
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

November 5, 2020
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4JJ

7 PORTRAITS OF SOLITUDE - premiere!

@alexbaranowski #alicemariani @Gavin_Bryars #courtneyrichardson @SzymonBrzoska #alejandromartinez @petergregson @vallejo_jon #greghaines #aidangibson @maxrichtermusic #sangeunlee @robinrimbaud #houstonthomas

7 PORTRAITS OF SOLITUDE - David Dawson choreographer

7 PORTRAITS OF SOLITUDE - David Dawson choreographer

www.daviddawson.com

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7 PORTRAITS OF SOLITUDE - a specially curated online collection of short dance film works.
Together, 7 dancers - 7 composers - unite to create 7 worlds and offer you a message of hope,
remembering that we are all connected, even when we feel so alone. In these uncertain times
we find ourselves in our art, in our humanity, with our emotional life becoming more defined
and more realised - as the new truths that we learn become our future history. All of the
incredible people involved in this project have generously given their time and talent for free,
and we all hope that you will enjoy these portraits as much as we did making them.
Watch @semperoperballett dancer Courtney Richardson perform Portrait #5 to music
composed by Gavin Bryars, cinematography and editing by Thomas Bieszka, and costumes
by YUMIKO Dancewear - all specially donated to the 7 PORTRAITS OF SOLITUDE project. FULL LINK in bio! These films aim to create awareness to help support our fellow artists during these
challenging times. Our stage industries risk losing a generation of talent if they are not offered
the support they need. Please check out the links below and make your donation, give as
much as you can, and share this message with your friends and family - let’s help to make the
difference.
Links in bio for: Fund Freelance Dance @fundfreelancedance / Fonds Darstellenden Künste /
Better Place / Freelancers Make Theatre Work @freelancersmaketheatrework
To watch all 7 portraits and links to fundraising organizations please go to →
https://www.daviddawson.com/work/7portraitsofsolitude/
Thank you to everyone on the 7 PORTRAITS OF SOLITUDE project team -
@alexbaranowskimusic @tomfrommichigan @szybrzu @gavinbryars @racmxxx
@doublediamond1 @jo.fuerst @aidan22aidan @beglad247 @petergregson #GregHaines
@timhumpe @sangdiii @alimariani @alejandromazorin @posthings @cupidcourt
@maxrichtermusic @robinrimbaud @gjsmeenk @yumikotakeshima @houdidit_ @jonvallejo
@fabienvoranger @oliverlook
Special thanks to the Garnisonkirche St. Martin Dresden for their kind help on location.
#sevenportraitsofsolitude #fundfreelanceartists #dancingforothers #dancewithus
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Screenshot (visuals by @laura.c.guerra) from today’s sonic bite from @cryptic_glasgow: The Other Side Of The River performed by @thirdcoastpercussion. The perfect lunchtime treat! Link in bio - available for 24h. Go to gavinbryars.com/albums for your own physical ‘sonic bite’. ✨ #gavinbryars #thirdcoastpercussion #sonicbites #crypticglasgow #lunchtimemusic ...

A draft mock-up of a potential cover for the book coming out in December by the brilliant Jean-Louis Tallon. Very exciting! ...

Beautiful snapshot from a walk - keeping to all the rules of course. Live performances cancelled till the summer but leaves lot of time for writing and thinking about new projects... #gavinbryars #oneadaywalk ...

A new website with journal entries, as well as videos, audios and information on upcoming performances. #gavinbryars #website #contemporarycomposer ...

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Latest Video Journals

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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December 7, 2018
Handel Street Projects

On December 7 2018 I gave a concert with my ensemble in Fedja Klikovac’s Islington gallery, one of the smallest venues in which I have performed (the smallest was St…

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