Gavin Bryars”Family” Ensemble


January 22, 2017


6:30 PM Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL

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Cafe Oto Concert

This will be one of my very few UK performances and has been organised by my daughter Ziella to feature some of the music that my ensemble played at the time my children first started to perform with me in the mid-1990s. The programme is as follows

Part I

The South Downs

Duration: 15’
 Instrumentation: Cello and piano

The North Shore

Duration: 15’
 Instrumentation: Solo viola, piano, electric guitar, cello, bass

The Island Chapel

Duration: 17’
 Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, cello and Korg M1

~ Interval ~

Part II

Oi Me Lasso

Duration: 5’
 Instrumentation: Soprano, viola, cello, electric guitar and double bass

Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Duration c. 25′ Instrumentation Viola, 3 cellos, 2 basses, electric guitar

Epilogue from Wonderlawn

Duration: 6’
Instrumentation: Solo viola, electric guitar, 3 cellos and double bass

Performers :

Orlanda Bryars, voice and cello; Nick Barr, viola; Sophie Harris, cello; James Woodrow, electric guitar; Ziella Bryars, cello; Yuri Bryars, double bass; Gavin Bryars, double bass, piano, keyboard

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