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Gavin Friday, Ute Lemper, Blixa Bargeld, Meow Meow, Camille O’Sullivan perform Bertolt Brecht Songs And Poems in Dublin this Autumn

GAVIN FRIDAY, Ute Lemper, Blixa Bargeld, Meow Meow, Camille O’Sullivan perform the songs and poems of Bertolt Brecht in NCH’s Perspectives: CHANGE THE WORLD series. “Bertolt Brecht Songs And Poems For 2019”, a re-imagining of Bertolt Brecht’s work will take place at The National Concert Hall in Dublin on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019. Tickets go on sale Monday 1st of July at 10AM.

Social and economic turbulence, hedonism, cultural creativity, democracy under threat… Brecht’s songs with Weill, Eisler, Dessau and his poems are set alight in this new one-off concert as part of NCH’s Perspectives series. Perspectives sees leading international and Irish artists explore contemporary and innovative expressions of music. 

In 2001, Gavin Friday – who has a life long interest in Brecht’s work – created the Kurt Weill tribute “Ich Liebe Dich”, juxtaposing 1920s/30s Berlin and 1940s Broadway in a sell-out run at the Dublin Theatre Festival. Five years later he explored German culture in the two-night tribute “Tomorrow Belongs To Me” performed at Dublin’s Liberty Hall. 

Bertolt Brecht Songs And Poems For 2019
Musical Director Terry Edwards
Produced by Gary Sheehan

Gavin Friday talks Picasso – RTE Radio One ‘Arena’

Gavin Friday will be talking about Picasso’s painting “La Vie” on RTE’s art show “Arena” this coming Monday (June 3) on Radio 1, from 8-9pm. The theme of the show is “Blue”. He will also be reciting “A Blue Diamond Pill”, a poem by Jeremy Reeds and a teaser for a future release. Listen back…

Nothing Like The Sun: The Gavin Bryars Ensemble at Hull’s Middleton Hall

Gavin Friday and The Gavin Bryars Ensemble will be performing Bryars’ Nothing Like The Sun at Hull’s Middleton Hall on April 4th, 2019. Commissioned by Opera North and the Royal Shakespeare Company, this haunting, dramatic piece for chamber group and voices weaves Gavin Bryars’ music through eight of Shakespeare’s most meditative sonnets. The ensemble includes…

Special Record Store Day release: U2 with Gavin Friday on vocals

U2’s ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me’ has been remixed for the 2018’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour and features Gavin Friday and Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne on vocals. Originally released as a single from the Batman Forever soundtrack album, ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me’ reached #1 in Ireland, #2 in the UK…

Gavin Friday and Eoin Devereux discuss the work of Brian Eno

As part of the Dun Laoghaire Vinyl Festival, Prof Eoin Devereux will be in conversation with Gavin Friday about the work of Brian Eno as producer, collaborator and performer. This event takes place on November 17, 2018 from 1pm. Location: The Lexicon Studio, Dún Laoghaire Tickets (€13.56) are available from EventBrite now.

Atonalist featuring Gavin Friday live in Paris

Gavin Friday will be joining French band Atonalist (Renaud-Gabriel Pion and Arnaud Fournier) for a unique concert at Petit Bain, Paris on September 22. Atonalist released their debut album Atonalism, featuring Gavin Friday on 5 songs, back in CD: Atonalist featuring Gavin Friday. Time table: 20h30 OPEN 21h00 Machinalis Tarantulae 22h30 Atonalist feat Gavin Friday…

Gavin Friday talks Bowie with prof Eoin Devereux

Gavin Friday will be talking David Bowie with Prof. Eoin Devereux as part of the 2018 Dublin Bowie Festival. The event takes place on Sunday January 7 2018, at the Conservative Club on Camden Row in Dublin. Devereux is Assistant Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Limerick,…