Bushra El-Turk’s Murmurations for sinfonietta will receive its UK premiere with London Sinfonietta Academy on Wednesday 10th July at the Purcell Room.
Bushra El-Turk says about the work:
During my artists residency in Gotland’s Visby in Sweden, I was sent a few photos of birds in murmuration. I was struck by the way the birds danced in the air together in a beautiful, graceful synchronicity and yet, within their make-up each bird was flapping in a highly-charged relentlessness. I was awed by a similar grace and charge about Japanese court music which is the pretext for this piece.
The entire piece revolves around an embellishment of the note C of which the melody is the nuclear melody taken from a violin transcription of an Arabic taqsim (a type of modal improvisation). The piece evolves as textural variations on a theme, made up of three main sections.
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Wednesday 10 July 2019
Musicians of tomorrow – London Sinfonietta Academy, Geoffrey Paterson conductor, participation of London Sinfonietta.
Works by Boulez, Abrahamsen, Turnage, Davies, Carter, and World Premiere of Murmurations, by Bushra El-Turks;
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London