Previously at the ICA - Events
11 Sep 2012
"The music of Gavin Bryars falls under no category"
As a jazz bassist in the 60s, Bryars improvised with Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley, then collaborating with John Cage, Cornelius Cardew and John White. He founded the legendary Portsmouth Sinfonia and the music department at Leicester Polytechnic. His major works include The Sinking of the Titanic (1969) and Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet (1971). Having collaborated in theatre, dance, opera, chamber music and the visual arts, he manages to work outside of fixed genres.
Gavin Bryars will be in conversation with Sam Thorne, Associate Editor of Frieze magazine and visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art, discussing his work in relation to the development of sound arts.