Bushra El-Turk's music of '...ironic...', '...arresting...' and 'limitless imagination' forebears the influence of her Lebanese roots all the while leaning towards the absurd and theatrical.
She has written various works for the concert hall, dance, theatre and multi-media, both performed and broadcast on radio and television in the UK, Europe, the Middle-East, the Americas and Australia. Her pieces have been performed by ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House (ROH2), London Sinfonietta, Manchester Camerata, Opera Holland Park, OrchestUtopica, Orchestre National de Lorraine (France), Ensemble Nox (Argentina), Atlas Ensemble, Ensemble Zerafin, Orkest de ereprijs (Holland), Lunatics at Large (USA) and Wissam Boustany.
Most recently, she has been working with the 30-piece Atlas ensemble of the world's traditional and Western instruments in Amsterdam, a performance installation with the London Sinfonietta and the Central School of Art and Design and a live score to the world's first animation feature film , The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), commissioned by the Birds Eye View Film Festival.
Bushra is pleased to have been selected to write for the London Symphony Orchestra as part of the LSO Panufnik Scheme 2012/13.
For more information, go to: bushraelturk.com