...an arresting new piece of music theatre.”

Bill Barclay, The Guardian

Born in London, Bushra El-Turk has written over 50 works for the concert hall, the stage, film, TV and live art performance. Her work is often defined by the integration of musics and musicians from different cultural traditions, and the compulsion to highlight and challenge socio-cultural issues. Her works  blur written and improvisational elements, forebearing the influence of her Lebanese roots all the while leaning towards the theatrical, creating works that are '...ironic...', '...arresting...' and of 'limitless imagination'.

TO THE SAVE THE CHILDREN BEIRUT EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND.

TO THE SAVE THE CHILDREN BEIRUT EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND.

LATEST Announcement

ivorawards, sir simon rattle, london symphony orchestra

3rd November 2020 NEWS: Bushra is happy to announce that her piece Tuqus, for multi-ability orchestra was nominated by the Ivors Composer Awards 2020 in the Community and Participation category

News

Bushra is central artist

of ALL ARIAS 2021

Musictheatre Biennal Festival

Sun 18 Apr - Fri 30 Apr 2021

During the new biennial All Arias festival, cultural partners from Bruges, Antwerp and Ghent join forces to present a compelling programme of local and foreign music theatre. The central guest in this first edition is British-Lebanese composer Bushra El-Turk. In her new project Woman at Point Zero she focusses on the oppression of women in the Arab world, a topic in full keeping with the festival theme: ‘a voice for the voiceless’. In addition to a whole range of music theatre productions, All Arias brings us a truly urban project: new music theatre by residents of the three organising cities.

Official Website to ALL Arias 2021 is under construction - watch this space!

NEW OPERA COMMISSION

LOD Musiektheater commissions Bushra to write a chamber opera based on Nawal El-Saadawi's Woman at Point Zero, directed by Laila Soliman, libretto by Stacy Hardy and documentary film by Aida El-Kashef.

W@P.0 is a Fedora Prize Nominee

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