Gavin Bryars

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Book of Hours review – tender minimalism to restless bravura
The highlight of Louth Contemporary Music Society’s varied programme was Gavin Bryars’ Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, which brought a tear to the eye

Kate Molleson

25, Jun, 2018 @3:23 PM

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Anthem for the homeless: mystery at the heart of a contemporary classic
A 26-second recording of a nameless rough sleeper began composer Gavin Bryars’ musical quest for the heart of humanity

Brian Morton

20, Jun, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Whitstable Biennale review – art with a fish-and-chips flavour
The coastal town plays host to a biennale with a brain, where dreams take over and home is a place that may not exist

Jonathan Jones

04, Jun, 2018 @5:10 PM

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LPO/Haslam review – faith, hope and pure minimalism
The London Philharmonic and Synergy Vocals made a strong, evocative impression with works by Steve Reich and Gavin Bryars

Andrew Clements

16, Mar, 2017 @12:51 PM

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BBCNOW/Rundell review – Great Brits go for the feelgood factor
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales put the emphasis on happiness and groove – rounded off by a lullaby – in the first of its series celebrating rebellious composers, including Sawer, Nyman and Bryars

Rian Evans

15, Jan, 2017 @3:59 PM

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Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century CD review – scrunchy harmonies and weaving saxes

Kate Molleson

01, Dec, 2016 @3:45 PM

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This is the 1.17 to nirvana: how a Yorkshire commute became a work of art
Bouquets beneath the Humber bridge, the mayor of Gibraltar in his trunks, windfarms and mudflats … the train ride from Goole to Hull has become a symphony of stories

Stuart Jeffries

15, Jun, 2016 @4:13 PM

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Elevated by the heavenly power of the loop | Catherine Shoard
From Gavin Bryars to KRS-One, the elation of incantation has proved a knockout revelation

Catherine Shoard

27, Oct, 2015 @8:31 PM

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Bryars: The War in Heaven, Epilogue from G review – a work of cumulative intensity

Though large-scale contemporary choral pieces are never the easiest works to programme, it's hard to see why Bryars' has been neglected, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

12, Jun, 2014 @2:39 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about blood – results

There will be blood – or at least a fine spattering of it this week, as RR regular Mnemonic gives her pick from last week's topic – the best songs about blood


24, Jan, 2013 @2:00 PM

The Sinking of the Titanic – review
Gavin Bryars returns to his classic alongside an experimental turntablist and some specially commissioned visuals, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

15, Apr, 2012 @4:05 PM

Bryars: At Portage and Main; One Last Bar Then Joe Can Sing; New York | CD review
Two of these works for percussion ensemble, composed by Gavin Bryars, are delicately coloured, writes Andrew Clements, but the third is more ambitious and less interesting

Andrew Clements

14, Oct, 2010 @10:19 PM

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