It Never Rains
for electric guitar, viola, cello and double bass(2010)
|Commission||Commissioned by Jim Fox for Cold Blue Music|
|Premiere||28 January 2011; University of Orléans, Orléans, France; Gavin Bryars Ensemble|
It Never Rains is a short piece written in the summer of 2010 that was commissioned by Jim Fox for the Californian label Cold Blue Music and is dedicated to them. The title comes from two sources: the Beach Boys song "It never rains in Southern California" and the English expression "It never rains but it pours" that is used whenever pressing matters arrive from all sides at the same time. It was written specifically for Jim to record, though the first live performance was by players in my own ensemble at a concert in Orléans, France in January 2011.
Gavin Bryars (2011)