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Gavin Bryars
January 16, 1943 -
Nationality: English
Category: Composer
Subcategory: English Composer

I am writing something which I find satisfying and which I am prepared to put my name to as a composer.


One thing I'm doing on the new Titanic recording is actually bringing in different acoustic spaces.


It's rather like attending a university seminar where you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver a paper to an audience of their peers. That's one way of making music.


Music history has flowed under the bridges for many years.


Similarly you can make a transition from one set of instruments to another imperceptibly.


As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien.


The academic area of new music or modern music festivals is not something which attracts me at all.


Still, American composers working in France have had a pretty hard time.


I remember once, when I started writing for the alto saxophone, a saxophonist told me to think of it as being like a cross between an oboe and a viola, but louder.


What was once underground is now coming to the surface.


People like Arvo Part would not have been taken seriously 20 years ago.


I currently spend a lot of time thinking about orchestration and every detail of a piece.


The project which we developed, however, was for a sound piece and I was initially curious that a sculptor should be interested in working with a musician, especially on a project for radio.


I've heard though that there is a younger generation of tonal French composers who are reacting with vigour.


Craft is part of the creative process.


When Philip Glass asked me if I would be interested in doing a new recording of Jesus' Blood he assumed that I would do something similar to the first version and wanted to know what other pieces would be on the same CD.


I know that John Adams has had a very hard time directing French ensembles.


Writing tonal music now, you are not writing into the 19th Century.


Somehow in the 20th Century an idea has developed that music is an activity or skill which is not comprehensible to the man in the street. This is an arrogant assertion and not necessarily a true one.


There's another way of making music, by touching the lives and feelings of ordinary people.


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