Nothing Like the Sun
Gavin Bryars curates the Sonnets Project, a unique event jointly commissioned by Opera North Projects and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
In the first half of this concert, individual sonnets are set by guest composers, including Gavin Friday, Romanian-born violinist Alexander Balanescu, Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) and American singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs).
The second half of the concert will see the premiere of Gavin Bryars's own new work Nothing Like the Sun, composed for the Sonnets Project. In this new work for eight musicians and three voices, Gavin Bryars's music flows through and around a personal selection of Shakespeare's sonnets. The piece is narrated by Gavin Friday and accompanied by a specially commissioned film and is musically directed by James Holmes.
Added by cvodb on January 19, 2007