KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Morning Concert: Gavin Bryars , 1 of 2

Analog Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
Program Series
Morning Concert
Program Length
76 min
1 of 2
1986-02-12 | broadcast
| 1986-02-12 | created
Charles Amirkhanian interviews British composer Gavin Bryars and plays a selection of his music during a pledge marathon week at KPFA. Bryars, born in Yorkshire in 1943, is one of a group of British experimental composers interested in minimal yet consonant music. He has composed for the theater and dance, as well as for the concert hall, and has written three full-length operas. In this program you will hear three excerpts of his work, including his “Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet” with its haunting melody based on a loop of an unknown tramp singing a brief stanza. An always charming guest with a delightful sense of humor, Gavin Bryars certainly puts the fun into fundraising in this wonderful program.
20th century classical
Musical Selections
Epilogue [from “Three Viennese Dancers”] (1986) -- Out of Zaleski's Gazebo -- Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet [excerpt] (1971-72) -- Medea [excerpt] (1982-85)
Pascal Pongy, French horn (Epilogue)
Charles Fullbrook, percussion (Epilogue)
Gavin Bryars, percussion (Epilogue)
20th century classical
Horn and percussion music
Piano music
Piano music (Pianos (2), 6 hands)
Piano music (Pianos (2), 8 hands)
Songs (Low voice) with orchestra
Electronic music
Operas -- Excerpts
Related places
Berkeley (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Amirkhanian, Charles
Bryars, Gavin
Pongy, Pascal
Fullbrook, Charles