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  1. Gavin Bryars advised Eno on music to include in the series, including pieces by John Adams, Christopher Hobbs, John White, Harold Budd, Michael Nyman, among others. In , Bryars got access to the masters of the first two albums, and had them specially remastered.
    Listen to Bryars & Hobbs: Ensemble Pieces now.
  2. Christopher Hobbs studied with Cornelius Cardew at the Royal Academy of Music, London from In he founded the Experimental Music Catalogue, which was for some years the sole source of scores of British and Amercian experimental music.
    Christopher Hobbs (Percussion)/Gavin Bryars (Composer/Double Bass): Ensemble Pieces
  3. Bryars also appears on the label's second release, Ensemble Pieces, with his "1, 2, ," alongside pieces by John Adams and Christopher Hobbs. The following year, Bryars' "The Squirrel on the Ricketty-Racketty Bridge," a piece for eight guitars played by four guitarists, was performed by Bryars, Eno, Bailey, and Henry Cow's Fred Frith and.
    LP Christopher Hobbs / John Adams / Gavin Bryars ‎– Ensemble Pieces
  4. McCrimmon Will Never Return shares an origin story with Aran in having been written for the Promenade Theatre Orchestra which was started by John White, and included Hobbs, Hugh Shrapnel and Alec Hill. The piece has a lonely, windswept atmosphere, being inspired by ‘Piobaireachd’, a form of Scottish bagpipe music.
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  5. Christopher Hobbs' 'McCrimmon Will Never Return' (–73), performed on four reed organs by the composer himself alongside Gavin Bryars, John Tilbury, and Philip Thomas, proves what only seems obvious in retrospect: that minimalism and the drones of .
    Gavin Bryars & Christopher Hobbs: Ensemble Pieces
  6. About ‘Ensemble Pieces’ is a remastered album combining the music by Gavin Bryars and Christopher Hobbs from the second Obscure Records album, produced in by Brian Eno, with an extended work from Obscure 8, 'The Squirrel And The Ricketty Racketty Bridge', which features multiple guitars played by Brian Eno, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith and Gavin Bryars.
  7. Ensemble Pieces, a classical music Album by Christopher Hobbs / John Adams / Gavin Bryars. Released in on Obscure (catalog no. OBS 2; Vinyl LP). Genres: Modern Classical. Featured peformers: Brian Eno (producer)/5(68).
    Ensemble pieces - Gavin Bryars, Christopher Hobbs et al album review

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