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Gavin Bryars

The Raven, Theater aan het Spui

Gavin Bryars started out playing bass as a philosophy student, but soon traded jazz improvisation for composing. Crossing over to the US, the British musician became a unique and groundbreaking composer. His track record is imposing, including opera, vocal pieces, concertos and ballets, in genres ranging from minimalist and experimental to historicism, avant-garde and neoclassicism. He collaborated with visual artists like Juan Moñoz and writers including Blake Morrison, Michael Ondaatje and musician Father John Misty. He has been making music with the Gavin Bryars Ensemble since the seventies, uniting some exceptional solo artists.

This day concert is only accessible with a separate ticket. The admission is 15 euro and is available through Ticketmaster.

The program of “Gavin Bryars plays Samuel Beckett Songbook”:

Part 1
– It Never Rains
– The Flower of Friendship
– Lauda 43 Spirito Sancto
– Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Part 2
– Dancing with Pannonica
– Beckett Songbook
– Epilogue from Wonderlawn

Performed by:
Orlanda Bryars (soprano, cello); James Cave (counter tenor, cello); Morgan Goff (viola); James Woodrow (electric guitar); Nick Cooper (cello); Gavin Bryars (double bass)