June comes up with great concerts featuring Bushra El-Turk works.
On Saturday 8th June 2019, Amazone Quartet performs two pieces by Bushra El-Turk in Klang Festival, Copenhagen: Ta’attalat loughatul kalam (…speech broke down) and Marionette for flute and piano.
On Sunday 30th June, London Symphony Orchestra performs the commissioned work Tuqus for multi-ability orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in London’s iconic Trafalgar Square. The concert will be streamed live here.
Tuqus (trans. ritual in Arabic) evokes the spirit of zar which is a community healing, cathartic, trance-like ritual of drumming and dancing whose tradition is carried mainly by women in secret hideaways in regions such as Egypt, East Africa and Southern Iran. Entering through the left foot, the spirit of zar is like a special wind which enters a person’s body and ‘makes them sick’. The ritual is performed in a space in which women can work out the extreme tensions and frustrations of social constraints which limit their movements, their dress, their voices and even their dreams. Tuqus shows us the turmoil that is going on inside the body, finishing with an out of body experience in which the practitioner flies outwards and gazes upon the effects of the ritual on themselves.
Composers Edition is proud to publish Bushra El-Turk’s works, which are available for purchase through our website.
Saturday 8th June 2019, 6:30pm – Klang Festival, Copenhagen
Middle Eastern Composers – Klang at Alice/Amazone Quartet
Programme includes Bushra El-Turk’s Ta’attalat loughatul kalam (…speech broke down) and Marionette for flute and piano.
Nørre Allé 7, 2200 København
Sunday 30th June 2019, 5pm – Trafalgar Square –
BMW Classics – Sir Simon Rattle & the London Symphony Orchestra
Programme includes commission Tuqus for multi-ability orchestra, by Bushra El-Turk.
Free Youtube livestream: youtube.com/lso