Peer Gynt
October 19, 2014

Full evening ballet for Bielefeld, with choreography by Gregor Zöllig, following the narrative of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt and using music based on Grieg’s incidental music.

Gavin’s Notes:

Peer Gynt

Gavin wrote music, as he has done with Edouard Lock, based on existing music, here the music of Grieg. In the end about 65% of the music comprised Gavin’s Grieg-related work and the remainder was taken from other areas of Grieg’s orchestral music. These were dovetailed in such a way that it was always quite ambiguous and at times even difficult to say where one stopped and the other started.


It hreceived a great public success.

Gavin Bryars