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Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic at the Barbican, London, 15th April 2012
As a fans of the Titanic, you may be interested to hear that Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic is playing the Barbican Centre in London on 15 April 2012 at 20:00.
A timeless and moving musical experience on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster.
Composed in 1969 and first recorded for Brian Eno’s Obscure label, Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic was inspired by reports that the ship’s string ensemble continued to play the hymn tune Autumn as the vessel sank in April 1912.
Throughout the 72 minute piece Bryars and the ensemble weave refrains from Autumn with layers of Jeck’s sample-based materials, creating, at times, clamouring waves of sound that suggest the great engines and massive bulk of the vessel and the ocean that swallowed it. The result is a heart-achingly intimate and direct work.
Featuring projection design by Bill Morrison and Laurie Olinder.
The link to buy tickets is here and there is also more information on the website: http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=12612
We hope you see you at the Barbican soon!
Feb/20/2012, 3:10 pm
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