Words and Music


May 27, 2010


Howard Assembly Room, Opera North, Leeds

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Performance Notes

This event comes about through an invitation from Dominic Gray, Director of Opera North Projects, with whom Gavin worked on Nothing like the Sun, and Mercy and Grand. Blake and Gavin have worked together for some time – on the operas Doctor Ox’s Experiment and G, and the First Book of Madrigals sets commissioned poems by Blake. The idea of the evening is to combine their different skills and personalities: Blake on Music, Gavin on Words, and a shared chapter on how they worked together on their various collaborations… with musical interludes/illustrations punctuating the event.


Gavin Bryars