Gavin Bryars

Gavin Bryars

"The music of Gavin Bryars falls under no category. It is mongrel, full of sensuality and wit and is deeply moving. He is one of the few composers who can put slapstick and primal emotion alongside each other. He allows you to witness new wonders in the sounds around you by approaching them from a completely new angle. With a third ear maybe."—Michael Ondaatje


Considered one of Britain’s most important post-minimalist composers, Gavin Bryars mixes classical, jazz and modern influences in music that is both intellectually engaging and emotionally touching. He has remained a provocative yet accessible composer in a variety of musical settings since his first major piece, The Sinking of the Titanic, was performed in 1969. Bryars currently works with the human voice and, in particular, with soloists who can cross over from classical to contemporary music. The evening’s program, consisting primarily of works for strings and voice, is performed by CalArts faculty and students who have rehearsed under Bryars’ supervision.


Date/Time G ST CA
Thur 3.18.04 8:30 pm $24 $18 $12

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff