The Sinking of the Titanic


October 6, 2018


La Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Lucca, Italy

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Dello Scompiglio

This version of The Sinking of the Titanic revisits Gavin’s collaboration with percussionist Antonio Caggiano and members of Alter Ego – with whom he recorded the poiece in Venice for Touch.

Directing:Gavin Bryars, double bass
Costanza Negroni, Luca Sanzò, viola; Michele Rossi, cello; Manuel Zurria, flute; Paolo Ravaglia, bass clarinet; Sergio Sorrentino, electric guitar; Francesco Carlo Leone, keyboards; Antonio Caggiano, percussions 

It also includes the first performance of Half-Time, originally for solo vibraphone for Evelyn Glennie, in which the instrument is played entirely with two bows. This new version for vibes and electcric guitar follows on from Gavin’s work with Sergio Sorrentino in Vercelli and Bologna earlier this year.

Gavin Bryars