Gavin Bryars

Composer, Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet, Quintett

A prolific performer, accomplished bassist and pioneer of free improvisation, Gavin Bryars is recognised as one of Britain’s most important post-minimalist composers. From early collaborations with John Cage and Cornelius Cardew and with an interest in unorthodox collaborations, his repertoire of provocative works includes compositions for Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Hilliard Ensemble and the late Charlie Haden.

Gavin Bryars’ composed the iconic track Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, which featured in William Forsythe’s Quintett that was performed by Sydney Dance Company in 2015 as part of the double bill Frame of Mind.