Barry Guy

Composer and double bass. Born 22 April 1947
Barry Guy
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1947-04-22
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Barry Guy

Barry Guy Biography (Wikipedia)

Barry John Guy (born 22 April 1947, in London) is a British composer and double bass player. His range of interests encompasses early music, contemporary composition, jazz and improvisation, and he has worked with a wide variety of orchestras in the UK and Europe. He also taught at Guildhall School of Music.

Born in London, Guy came to the fore as an improvising bassist as a member of a trio with pianist Howard Riley and drummer Tony Oxley (Witherden, 1969). He also became an occasional member of John Stevens' ensembles in the 1960s and 1970s, including the Spontaneous Music Ensemble. In the early 1970s, he was a member of the influential free improvisation group Iskra 1903 with Derek Bailey and trombonist Paul Rutherford (a project revived in the late 1970s, with violinist Philipp Wachsmann replacing Bailey). He also formed a long-standing partnership with saxophonist Evan Parker, which led to a trio with drummer Paul Lytton which became one of the best-known and most widely travelled free-improvising groups of the 1980s and 1990s. He was briefly a member of the Michael Nyman Band in the 1980s, performing on the soundtrack of The Draughtsman's Contract.

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Barry Guy Tracks

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John Dowland
In Darkness let me dwell
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In Darkness let me dwell
John Dowland
Come again
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Come again
John Dowland
Now O Now I Needs Must Part
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Now O Now I Needs Must Part
Howard Riley
The Day Will Come
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The Day Will Come
Maya Homburger
Lysandra
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Lysandra
Fred Frith
Moments Full of Many Lives
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Moments Full of Many Lives
Fred Frith
Dependence Over The Abyss
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Dependence Over The Abyss
Fred Frith
A Single Street Stretched Tight by the Waters
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A Single Street Stretched Tight by the Waters
Barry Guy
Improvisation No 3
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Improvisation No 3

Improvisation No 3

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Balts Nill
Katharina Weber
Barry Guy
Rondo For Nine Birds
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Rondo For Nine Birds
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Enceinte Fortifree
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Enceinte Fortifree

Enceinte Fortifree

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Johannes Bauer
Last played on
Barry Guy
Line and Slow (Rondo for Nine Birds) (feat. Maya Homburger)
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Line and Slow (Rondo for Nine Birds) (feat. Maya Homburger)
Barry Guy
Celebration (feat. Maya Homburger)
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Celebration (feat. Maya Homburger)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Mystery (Rosary) sonata no. 1 in D minor (The Annunciation) for violin and continuo (feat. Barry Guy & Maya Homburger)
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Mystery (Rosary) sonata no. 1 in D minor (The Annunciation) for violin and continuo (feat. Barry Guy & Maya Homburger)
Anja Pöcher, Camerata Zurich, Barry Guy, Barry Guy, Σαβίνα Γιαννάτου & Matthew Brook
Time Passing (sections 1 - 6)
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Time Passing (sections 1 - 6)

Time Passing (sections 1 - 6)

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Anja Pöcher, Camerata Zurich, Barry Guy, Barry Guy, Σαβίνα Γιαννάτου & Matthew Brook
Barry Guy
Void
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Void
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Upcoming Events

16
Nov
2019
Barry Guy
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 1974: Prom 11
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Round House, The
1974-07-29T20:51:28
29
Jul
1974

Proms 1974: Prom 11

Round House, The

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