Gavin Bryars - Continual Invention
Season 9 of the LPO podcast arrives this month, promising more recordings of pre-concert talks and interviews with our conductors and artists each month.
★★★★☆ ‘14 LPO instrumentalists, together with the four members of Synergy Vocals, showed that [Music for 18 Musicians] could become the repertory work it deserves to be. This was a performance of tremendous concentration and sustained energy.' ‘Played with perfect understatement by the LPO, it was unexpectedly affecting ... Jesus’ Blood has a genuine heart.’ Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 16 March 2017
London Philharmonic Orchestra featured two of the best known compositions of UK composer, Gavin Bryars in the 'Power and Provocation' concert as part of our Belief and Beyond Belief season at the Southbank Centre, London.
Before the concert, Christopher Cook spoke to Bryars about conceptual music, The Sinking of the Titanic, Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet and his career through the 1970's to date.