Emerging as a key figure in British art music during the 1970’s, Gavin Bryars occupies that rare space between experimentation and accessibility. Through pioneering free improvisation in the late 60’s to expanding the orchestral language by introducing non-traditional elements such as tape loops into his compositions, Bryars has never strayed far from foregrounding the emotional content of his writing. Exceedingly innovative but never shying away from the beautiful, his music has a grace and wit that has only grown over time.
Richard Gavin Bryars was born in Goole, a small English village near Yorkshire on January 16, 1943. He went on to study philosophy at Sheffield University in 1963. While at Sheffield, Bryars began playing jazz bass... Read More