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Album artwork for Through the Night (Conventa del Carmen) by Gavin Bryars

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.

Gavin Bryars

Through the Night (Conventa del Carmen)

GB Records
Album artwork for Through the Night (Conventa del Carmen) by Gavin Bryars
CD

£14.99

Released 29/09/2023Catalogue Number

BCGBCD31

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Gavin Bryars

Through the Night (Conventa del Carmen)

GB Records
Album artwork for Through the Night (Conventa del Carmen) by Gavin Bryars
CD

£14.99

Released 29/09/2023Catalogue Number

BCGBCD31

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

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.