Ensemble for Different New Music Celebrates Gavin Bryars’ 80th Birthday
Gavin Bryars – Ramble on Cortona (2010)
Gavin Bryars – White’s SS (1977)
Gavin Bryars – My First Homage (1978)
Gavin Bryars – After Handel’s “Vesper” (1995)
Gavin Bryars – Out of Zaleski’s Gazebo (1977)
Performed by the Ensemble for Different New Music (ADNM) [from Belgrade/Serbia]:
This concert will be the first ever UK performance by the Serbian piano ensemble Ensemble for Different New Music (ADNM).
To mark the 80th birthday of composer Gavin Bryars the ensemble will perform a programme consisting solely of Bryars’ compositions. The event will serve as a unique portrait of one the most important composers of our time.
ADNM has always been attracted to imaginative and progressive ideas in music and art, so it is no surprise that Gavin Bryars’ music continually inspires members to perform both his solo and chamber works. Carefully curated as a celebratory concert, the programme highlights the performers’ favorite pieces, a selection of compositions written across a span of over 40 years dating back to the 1970s. It aims to show the incredible versatility and enduring quality of Bryars’ piano works.
The concert will include a performance for four keyboards of a new arrangement of the rarely performed piece White’s SS, performance of a new four keyboard arrangement of My First Homage and there will also be a special appearance by Bryars himself, who will join the members of the ensemble in a performance of his 1977 composition Out of Zaleski’s Gazebo.
Following the concert there will be a post-concert Q&A with the composer.