GB Ensemble at Café Oto 2


May 16, 2023


Café Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL

Our second night as part of our annual Café Oto performances includes UK premieres of two Gnossiennes, after Satie – first performed in Lyon June 2022. Gavin was appointed British Ambassador for the Fondation Erik Satie in the 1970s (and John Cage was the American Ambassador).

It also includes a longer version of Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, based on the version that we gave in St Katherine Cree Church last April as part of Fragments, a festival celebrating the centenary of T S Eliot’s The Wasteland

Concert 2, May 16

Part 1

Gnossienne 1 after Satie (2 pianos, electric guitar)

Gnossienne 4 after Satie (2 pianos, electric guitar)

My First Homage (revised 2022) (2 pianos, electric guitar, bass)

After the Requiem (electric guitar, 2 violas, cello, bass)

Lauda con sordino (solo cello Audrey Riley, electric guitar, piano – GB)

Part 2

Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet (Everyone)

Epilogue from Wonderlawn (Everyone – Morgan Goff solo viola)

GB (electric piano/bass), Dave Smith (piano), James Woodrow (electric guitar), Morgan Goff, Nick Barr (violas), Nick Cooper, Audrey Riley, Ziella Bryars, Orlanda Bryars (cellos), Yuri Bryars (piano/bass)

Gavin Bryars