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Favourite concert of 2012: Gavin Bryars’ Sinking of the Titanic

I bought a recording of this back in the 80s on the Obscure record label but it has evolved since then and this concert took place on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic hitting the iceberg. Gavin Bryars and his musicians were joined by Philip Jeck on turntables playing old, scratched vinyl that fitted beautifully with the corroded film of the Titanic leaving on its only voyage. There is a very similar performance available for download from Amazon for the amazing price of 69p. I was going to mention a couple of other concerts I enjoyed but nothing else I’ve been to bears comparison with this wonderful and unique event.