RSNO conducted by Gavin Bryars, with Alba G. Corral

One of the most influential British composers working today, Gavin Bryars joins forces with the RSNO for a spectacular performance at Sonica Glasgow 2022.

In this unique event, Bryars conducts Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet and the UK premiere of his Viola Concerto (A Hut in Toyama) with Morgan Goff on viola. The performance also features Arvo Pärt’s If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper. TICKETS


Renowned for mixing classical, jazz and modern influences, Bryars fifirst became known as a professional jazz bassist and pioneer of free improvisation, working with Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley. In the late 1960s, his work with John Cage influenced his early pieces The Sinking of the Titanic and the iconic Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet.

Artist Alba G. Corral will respond to the music in real time, generating large-scale digital landscapes inspired by Kandinsky’s theory of ‘visual music’ – fusing sound, light, movement and form.

12 March 2022 // 19.00 // £26/£13 concession TICKETS

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Photo: Dark Lab Media

Post-show Gavin Bryars in conversation / Q&A with Cathy Graham , Director Music British Council directly after the performance.