One of the world’s leading contemporary composers, Gavin Bryars, is returning to his home town of Goole for a very special concert at Junction.
Born and raised in Goole, the concert at Junction will be the first time that Gavin has ever performed in the town since he played bass in the local orchestra over 50 years ago, with his mother on cello and conducted by his uncle Will.
Adored by musical legends including Brian Eno, Tom Waits and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Gavin will appear with the chamber version of his ensemble – two singers and four instrumentalists – which he has run for over 30 years, performing widely throughout the world but rarely in the UK.
The ensemble includes; soprano Peyee Chen, tenor Chris O’Gorman, Morgan Goff on viola, James Woodrow on electric and acoustic guitars, cellist Nick Cooper and Gavin Bryars on double bass.
The inspiration for the Goole performance came from Gavin’s recent project with the poet Blake Morrison to create a sound installation on the Goole to Hull stopping train as part of the Yorkshire Festival in 2016. Reconnecting with the town, Bryars was keen to bring his ensemble to perform in the place where it all began.
Charlie Studdy, Junction Arts & Leisure Manager told Our Goole: ‘Gavin’s name is probably better known around the international concert hall circuit than on the streets of his East Yorkshire home town. We’re delighted to be able to do something about that by hosting his first ever professional concert in Goole – it’s quite a coup for Junction.’
The event is on Friday, May 5 at 8pm. Tickets are priced at £20 and are available from the Box Office on 01405763652 or at www.junctiongoole.co.uk