Gavin Bryars Ensemble: 'Iconics works'

Two days to remember

Numbered seats - theater

19:15 Doors
20:15 Concert
20:45 Interval
22:00 End


The Flower of Friendship
The Sinking of the Titanic
- Break -
It Never Rains
The North Shore 
Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet 
Epilogue from Wonderlawn 

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High-level visit in Ghent

In the darkest month of the year, we welcome a high-level visitor to Ghent. For two days, we will dive into the life and work of iconic British composer and musician Gavin Bryars.

He is forever remembered for such groundbreaking and deeply moving work as The Sinking of the Titanic (1969) and Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (1971) - to which Tom Waits once lent his voice. 

To honor him in his 80th year of life, Ha Concerts, MSK and S.M.A.K. are joining forces for a three-part program. 

Iconic works

Gavin explores some of his most iconic works with his ensemble, shown to their fullest potential in the refined acoustics of the concert hall at Ha Concerts.

From The Sinking of the Titanic - which refers to the band continuing to play while the ship went down - to the guttural Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet and Epilogue from Wonderlawn, dedicated to Bryars' daughters Ziella and Orlanda.

Shared musical history played by the master himself. A true gift. 

Gavin Bryars Ensemble
Morgan Goff, Nick Barr (violas), Roger Heaton (clarinet, bass clarinet), James Woodrow (electric guitar), Audrey Riley (cello), Gavin Bryars (keyboard, bass), Yuri Bryars (piano, bass), Alexandra Tchernakova (piano)

Choose your favorite night or combine them. Get to know this music or dive deeper. Either way, these will be two days to remember for a long time.
His music falls under no category. It is mongrel, full of sensuality and wit and is deeply moving. He is one of the few composers who can put slapstick and primal emotion alongside each other.

Michael Ondaatje

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Re-enactment of a legendary evening

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An organization of Ha Concerts, S.M.A.K. and Museum of Fine Arts Ghent



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