Gavin Friday and Crash Ensemble perform sold out concert at The Barbican

Gavin Friday and Crash Ensemble perform a sold out show at the Barbican’s weekend celebrating Nonesuch Records on May 17.

Entitled “Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records”, this curated marathon weekend marks Nonesuch Records 50th anniversary year.

Crash Ensemble will perform two concerts of work from Nonesuch artists, including Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together, featuring Gavin Friday.


Saturday 17 May 2014 / 13:00, LSO St Luke’s

Two pioneering ensembles invite you to a feast of minimalist classics and new chamber music.

Crash Ensemble present Philip Glass’s Beckett-inspired Company (1984), John Adams’s Shaker Loops (1978) and Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together—featuring Gavin Friday, former frontman of seminal post-punk band Virgin Prunes and a new arrangement for the group of Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly’s The Only Tune – with Sam Amidon as guest vocalist.

Kronos Quaret will perform One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán) by Donnacha Dennehy, Irish Composer and Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble.

Crash Ensemble

John Adams Shaker Loops

Philip Glass Company

Frederic Rzewski Coming Together (Gavin Friday vocals)

Sam Amidon / Nico Muhly The Only Tune (Sam Amidon vocals)

Louis Andriessen Workers Union

Kronos Quartet

Steve Reich Different Trains

Donnacha Dennehy One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán)