Gavin Friday will be joining the Gavin Bryars Ensemble this summer for two more performances of the Sonnet Project in Leeds and in London.

Gavin Bryars’ through-composed score, ‘Nothing Like the Sun’, weaves together eight of Shakespeare’s sonnets on the subjects of time, memory and music.

The project also features five sonnet settings by guest composers including Antony Heggarty (Antony and the Johnsons) and Mira Calix. Gavin will be performing his own setting of Sonnet 40 as well as narrating Bryars’ 40-minute composition.

Nothing Like The Sun was commissioned by Opera North and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Leeds: The Howard Assembly Room at Opera North

7.30pm June 14th. Box office: 0844 848 2727

London: Purcell Room at South Bank

7.45pm July 4th