Through The Night (Conventa Del Carmen) ()

Gavin Bryars

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Format: CD

Cat No: BCGBCD31

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Release Date:  29 September 2023

Label:  GB Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5052442023661

Genres:  Classical  

  • Description

    This recording involves Roger Heaton and Gavin Bryars, on bass clarinet and double bass respectively, playing long, slow music through the night - extended versions of laude - from midnight to 4:30am, in specific locations within the Conventa del Carmen, a disused religious building in Valencia. The recording was by Chris Ekers, using a 'dummy head' microphone system and is best listened to on headphones to give the experience of 360-degree sound. In most of these pieces they were placed on opposite sides of a long rectangular space - facing each other or playing into alcoves in the walls, thereby generating reflected sounds. Others were made in a large space, a former refectory.

    This way of recording very late at night is similar to what they did for Gavin Bryars' installation in the Chateau d'Oiron, A Listening Room (Chambre d'écoute) . This can still be heard in a special room in the chateau, and the recording is available on GB Records (BCGDCD08).

    Roger Heaton: bass clarinet
    Gavin Bryars: double bass

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Lauda 1
      • 2. Lauda 2
      • 3. Lauda 3
      • 4. Lauda 3 (second version)
      • 5. Lauda 8
      • 6. Lauda 8 (second version)
      • 7. Lauda 11
      • 8. Lauda 1 (second version - cats)
      • 9. Lauda 2 (second version)
      • 10. Lauda 3 (third version)
      • 11. Refectory Space - First Improvisation
      • 12. Lauda 9
      • 13. Lauda 11 (second version)
      • 14. Refectory Space - Second Improvisation (on Lauda 1)