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Bryars and Friday reprise Nothing Like the Sun in Leeds and Prague

Don’t miss your chance to see and hear Gavin Friday narrate the Shakespeare Sonnets with the Gavin Bryars Ensemble. This October, two shows will take place in Leeds (UK) and Prague (Czech Republic)

“Nothing Like the Sun”, the Shakespeare’s Sonnets set to music by composer Gavin Bryars, was commissioned by Opera North and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 2006. It features Gavin Friday as the narrator and performer of his own setting of Sonnet 40.

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Atonalist featuring Gavin Friday release first album Atonalism

French duo ATONALIST (Renaud-Gabriel Pion and Arnaud Fournier) featuring Gavin Friday released their debut album Atonalism on Audiotrauma on May 10th. Order your copy (digital, CD and/or ltd edtion coloured vinyl) from Bandcamp now. Gavin Friday and Renaud-Gabriel Pion Atonalist are joined by Gavin Friday who wrote lyrics and sang vocals on five tracks: “Different…

Irish Times reviews Casement Sonata: “a strange and rare gift”

Malcolm MacClancy discusses Gavin Friday’s The Casement Sonata in today’s The Irish Times. He writes: “The Casement Sonata lies in a submerged tradition of modern Irish letters that includes Patrick Kavanagh’s Lough Derg as well as Eugene Watters’ The Week-End of Dermot and Grace (when will some clever radio producer finally stumble across this sonic…

Gavin Friday’s Roger Casement Sonata launches in Dublin

The Casement Sonata, Gavin Friday’s sonic response to the centenary of the execution of Irish nationalist Roger Casement, was launched by Cllr. Rebecca Moynihan, Deputy Lord Mayor, at the Hugh Lane in Dublin on Wednesday evening. The Casement Sonata will be played twice daily in the Hugh Lane in Dublin at 12pm and 3pm and…

Gavin Friday’s The Casement Sonata at The Hugh Lane

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is pleased to present The Casement Sonata by Gavin Friday, a sonic response to the centenary of the execution of Roger Casement in 1916 for the part he played in the Easter Rising. The Casement Sonata will be launched by Cllr. Rebecca Moynihan, Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin on…

Banna Strand – a poem by Gavin Friday

“Banna Strand”, from Gavin Friday’s forthcoming ‘The Casement Sonata’ was published in today’s Irish Times. It is part of a long poetic work in musical form, examining the life, imprisonment and death of Roger Casement. Casement was a British diplomat of Irish extraction, humanitarian activist, Irish nationalist, and poet. read more: http://www.hotpress.com/archive/17217776.html

Gavin Friday writes foreword for new book on David Bowie

Gavin Friday has written the foreword for a new book of essays on David Bowie. David Bowie: Critical Perspectives is edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power. The book contains 17 essays about Bowie and is published by Routledge (New York). Buy David Bowie: Critical Perspectives from Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.co.uk

Gavin Friday stars in Hal Willner and Eric Mingus’ rock opera Tommy

Gavin Friday will play various roles among which Uncle Ernie and the Acid Queen in Hal Willner and Eric Mingus’s re-interpretation of the rock opera Tommy exclusively at the Adelaide Festival in Australia, this coming February. The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy launched the band to international superstardom and inspired re-interpretations in film, opera, a…