From Q2 Live Concerts: “Live @ Guggenheim: The Sinking of the Titanic “

A celebration of Gavin Bryars

“The Wordless Music Orchestra Performs Gavin Bryars’s Masterful The Sinking of the Titanic
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gavin Bryars

“On Thursday, April 14 at 8:50 p.m. ET, Q2 breaks champagne over the hull of its first live audio Webcast from New York’s Guggenheim Museum with a performance by the Wordless Music Orchestra of English composer Gavin Bryars’s The Sinking of the Titanic. The piece is part of the larger T.1912, a multimedia installation by French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster designed specifically for the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda.

WQXR host David Garland will be joined at the top of the show by Gonzalez-Foerster, who will set the stage for those listening at home and discuss the key role audience members play during the performance, and by Guggenheim producer and T.1912 collaborator, Charles Fabius. Gonzalez-Foerster and Fabius collaborated before on the Guggenheim’s NY.2022.

The Webcast lasts approximately one hour and will be archived for on-demand streaming on this page the following day.