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Between The Ears

Gavin Bryars - Egil's Saga

Saturday 20 November 2004 22:40-23:00 (Radio 3)

  Recording for 'From Egil's Saga'. Photo: Alan Brockie
Location sound recording in a Faroes cave. Photo: Alan Brockie.

As a prelude to tonight's Hear and Now concert, Gavin Bryars has devised a binaural fantasy exploring the Icelandic saga of Egil: Viking warrior, poet, philosopher, drinker. Recorded entirely on location in the sea caves of the Faroe Islands and featuring the voice of Faroese bass Runi Brattaberg.

Duration:

20 minutes




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