The Gavin Bryars Ensemble will give an ensemble concert, featuring one of its acoustic formats - 2 singers (Peyee Chen, soprano; Chris O'Gorman, tenor) and five instruments (Nick Barr and Morgan Goff, violas; Nick Cooper, cello; James Woodrow, electric and acoustic guitars; Gavin Bryars, bass).
Curiously enough, this will be the first time since its inception many years ago that the Gavin Bryars Ensemble has performed in USA, thanks to the festival's director Ashley Capp. This information was sufficient to cause Rolling Stone Magazine to feature the news on its front page on October 5 2016...
Gavin Bryars Ensemble Concert, March 25 2017
Lauda con sordino (2009) solo viola, electric guitar, piano 12'
Lauda 4 "Oi me lasso" (2002) soprano and tenor 4'
Lauda 13 "Stomme Allegro" (2003) soprano, tenor, ensemble 4'
Lauda 19 "Omne Homo" (2003) soprano, tenor, electric guitar, bass 3'
Lauda 42 "Salutiam devotamente" (2012) soprano, tenor, ensemble 5'
It Never Rains (2010) electric guitar, viola, cello, bass 6'
Lauda 45 "Sia laudato san Francesco" (2017) new work soprano, tenor, ensemble 6'
The Flower of Friendship (2009) electric guitar, viola, cello, double bass 12'
- Interval -
Dancing with Pannonica (2014) - electric guitar, viola, cello, bass 3'
From the Irish Madrigals (2004) soprano, tenor, 2 violas, cello, bass, acoustic guitar c. 36'
Lauda 28 "Amor dolce senza pare" (2006) soprano, electric guitar, tenor, viola, cello, bass 6'
Note: These are the Irish Madrigals (total 9 madrigals) Petrarch, translated by John Millington Synge
8.1. He asks his heart to raise itself up to God
8.2 He wishes he might die and follow Laura (tenor solo)
8.3 He considers that he should set little store on earthly beauty
9.3 He recalls his visions of her
8.5 He is jealous of the Heavens and the Earth
8.6 He understands the great cruelty of death (tenor solo)
9.8 He sends his rhymes to the tomb of Laura to pray her to call him to her (tenor solo)
8.7 Petrarch is unable to contain his grief
8.8 Laura waits for him in Heaven
Peyee Chen, Soprano; Chris O'Gorman, Tenor; Nick Barr and Morgan Goff violas; James Woodrow, electric and acoustic guitars; Nick Cooper, cello; Gavin Bryars, double bass, piano
Gavin Bryars Ensemble
Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Venue: Bijou Theatre
Sinking of the Titanic
Date: Sunday, March 26
Time: 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Tennessee Theatre