On 12 April 2019 the Academy will bring to life a new version of Gavin Bryars’ iconic work Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet – a piece centred upon an unknown homeless man’s vocal refrain.
The performance will involve professional musicians and people with experience of homelessness performing together throughout the night at Tate Modern, and it will be the most accessible concert we have ever done.
We will work with more than sixty people during this project, engaging them with over a hundred hours of singing and music-making. Our work has a huge impact on people’s mental health, and the result of this is that people feel much more able to access accommodation and find employment.
The concert will also launch a new toolkit devised by With One Voice to help cultural spaces engage better with homeless people.
Full details for this event are to be announced soon. Please join our mailing list to be the first to hear about tickets: www.asmf.org/mailinglist
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Find out more about Gavin Bryars’ piece in this Guardian article