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.
Here's Gavin Bryars explaining the genesis behind his kaleidoscopic, sound sample-rich early masterpiece, The Sinking of the Titanic:
Thursday's Webcast also marks the launch of Never Failed Me Yet: a four-day festival immersion in the sonic world of composer Gavin Bryars. The festival features introductions by Bryars himself to many of his seminal works, exclusive private and unreleased live recordings, archival audio and video interviews and tributes by some of his many colleagues and admirers.
Engineering Credits: Edward Haber (technical director), George Wellington, Noriko Okabe, Damon Whittemore.