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'.
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. Kanako Abe will conduct Ensemble Zar who will join singers Nai Barghouti and Dima Orsho on stage.
W@P.0 has won the FEDORA Prize for Opera Innovation
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