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The Sinking of the Titanic (1969​-​)

by Gavin Bryars (with Philip Jeck & Alter Ego)



Artwork by Jon Wozencroft

This version of Gavin Bryars’s seminal piece, The Sinking of the Titanic, was recorded at the 49th International Festival of Contemporary Music at The Venice Biennale on 1st October 2005 at the Teatro Maliban.

Gavin Bryars – Double Bass
Philip Jeck – Turntables
Alter Ego – Strings, Brass, Wind, Percussion, Keyboard, Tape Recorder and sound design

Track list:

1 Track – The Sinking of the Titanic (1969-) – 72:37


released February 1, 2008


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Philip Jeck Liverpool, UK

Philip Jeck works with old records and record players salvaged from junk shops turning them to his own purposes. He really does play them as musical instruments, creating an intensely personal language that evolves with each added part of a record. Philip Jeck makes geniunely moving and transfixing music, where we hear the art not the gimmick. ... more

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