Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer receive IMRO and ASCAP award

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Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer received an Irish Music Rights Organisation and ASCAP award for the ongoing success of their film compositions in the USA in 2013.

“Gavin and Maurice have created some of the most inspiring, moving and memorable soundtracks in Irish film and TV across the last decade that have gone on to touch audiences around the world. Tonight this Award celebrates their creativity and talent,” said Keith Donald, the IMRO Chairman, at a Music In Film & TV Seminar held at IMRO HQ in Dublin.

Gavin Friday is currently working on new material.

Gavin Friday and Crash Ensemble perform sold out concert at The Barbican

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Gavin Friday and Crash Ensemble perform a sold out show at the Barbican’s weekend celebrating Nonesuch Records on May 17.

Entitled “Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records”, this curated marathon weekend marks Nonesuch Records 50th anniversary year.

Crash Ensemble will perform two concerts of work from Nonesuch artists, including Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together, featuring Gavin Friday.

SESSION ONE (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 17 May 2014 / 13:00, LSO St Luke’s
Two pioneering ensembles invite you to a feast of minimalist classics and new chamber music.
Crash Ensemble present Philip Glass’s Beckett-inspired Company (1984), John Adams’s Shaker Loops (1978) and Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together—featuring Gavin Friday, former frontman of seminal post-punk band Virgin Prunes and a new arrangement for the group of Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly’s The Only Tune – with Sam Amidon as guest vocalist.
Kronos Quaret will perform One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán) by Donnacha Dennehy, Irish Composer and Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble.

Crash Ensemble
John Adams Shaker Loops
Philip Glass Company
Frederic Rzewski Coming Together (Gavin Friday vocals)
Sam Amidon / Nico Muhly The Only Tune (Sam Amidon vocals)
Louis Andriessen Workers Union

Kronos Quartet
Steve Reich Different Trains
Donnacha Dennehy One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán)

Gavin Friday and Howie B’s unique take on Shakespeare

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Gavin Friday has collaborated with Howie B on a song called ‘The Summer’s Flower’. Recorded last summer in Dublin, it is their unique take on a Shakespeare Sonnet. The song is featured on Howie B’s new album ‘Down with the Dawn’, out April 7 on HB Recordings.

Listen to the song on Spotify.

For more info, check www.howieb.com.

Gavin Friday scores Patrick McCabe’s “Country & Irish”

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Starring Stephen Rea and with original music by Gavin Friday, Patrick McCabe’s radio play “Country & Irish” airs this Saturday, at 9.45pm GMT on BBC Radio 3.

In the Irish Midlands – where sentiment and psychopathy do an old-time waltz, and no-one gets out of the ballroom alive, Donie ‘Jellybelly’ Burris’s life is in free-fall. When one of his deepest, darkest secrets is revealed and he is betrayed by those closest to him, Donie decides its time for revenge.

Tune into BBC Radio 3 this Saturday, or listen online.