Gavin Bryars (1943)

To Define Happiness (2007)

theatre work for soprano voice, horn, bass clarinet, kantele, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello and bass

stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2007
    • Video, installation (detail, author): Peeter Jalakas, réalisation
    • Duration: 1 h 20 mn
    • Publisher: Schott, nº LSL 10135-01
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Peeter Jalakas, texte inspiré de A Brief History of Time de Stephen Hawkings

Detailed formation
  • soloist: soprano
  • bass clarinet, horn, percussionist, ohter plucked strings [kantele] , bass voice, 2 violins, viola, cello

Premiere information

  • Date: 9 April 2007

    Estonie, Tallinn, Von Krahl Theatre


    Kady Plaas, soprano ; NYYD Ensemble ; Olari Elts, direction


Pièce écrite pour le Von Krahl Theatre, Tallinn