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.
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)
Re-enactment of a legendary eveningStart: 20:00 Tickets
An organization of Ha Concerts, S.M.A.K. and Museum of Fine Arts Ghent