Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Music (contemporary, installation)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.

Description

As part of his work on a film, Yorkshire composer Gavin Bryars recorded a homeless man's song in 1971. Although not used in the film, Bryars found the recording to be unusually touching and poignant when looped. Adding a gradually evolving accompaniment, he created an iconic composition of the 20th century. This immersive performance encourages reflection about homelessness and the nature of faith and is performed in collaboration with members of the homeless community. Any donations are gratefully accepted for local homeless charities and St Patrick's Church.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is a permanent ramp on South Gray's Close. If not taking the accessible entrance there is 17 steps from the Cowgate entry.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 79 days ago

Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet by Gavin Bryars is an extraordinary piece of music. Built around a field recording of an unknown homeless man singing a hymn fragment, it is simple in concept, but deceptively powerful in execution. The fragment loops until it feels elemental, while instruments gradually build...

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