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Dr Mark-Anthony Turnage

FRCM

A composer of truly international stature, Mark-Anthony Turnage is among the most relevant communicators and creators of today. His orchestral and operatic music is often forthright and confrontational, unafraid to mirror the realities of modern life, yet its energy is exhilarating. With his flair for vivid titles, and his complete absorption of jazz elements into a contemporary classical style, Turnage produces work with a strong appeal to an enquiring, often young audience. At the same time his music is capable of expressing deep tenderness, especially emotions associated with loss.

 

Biography by kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes

Faculties / departments: Composition, Research

Research

Research areas

Composition

 

Latest Publications

Turnage, M.-A. (2020) Concertino. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2020) Last song for Olly [reduced version] (2018, arr. 2020). [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2020) Split apart. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2020) A jolly good knees up. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2019) Black milk. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2019) Lament. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2019) On Marylebone Road. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2019) Owl songs. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2019) Time flies. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2019) A furious fanfare. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2018) Four meditations. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2018) Massarosa. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2018) Nocturne. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2018) Refugee. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2018) Romanian rhapsody. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2018) Towards alba. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2017) Shadow walker. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2017) Remembering: in memoriam Evan Scofield. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2017) Coraline. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2017) Sing out loud. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2017) Symphonic movements. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2017) Testament. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2016) Col. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2016) Prussian blue. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2016) Seven pint-sized pieces. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2016) Shroud. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2016) Winter's edge. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2015) Duetti d'amore. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2015) Martland memorial. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2015) Strapless. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2014) Dialogue. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2014) Hibiki. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2014) Håkan. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2014) Maya. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2014) Power play. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2013) Contusion. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2013) Erskine. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2013) Passchendaele. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2013) Piano concerto. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2013) Run riot. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2012) At sixes and sevens. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2012) Falling apart. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2012) Frieze. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2012) Speranza. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2011) Canon fever. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2011) Johnston. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2011) Trespass. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2011) Undance. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2010) Amelia's march. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2010) Anna Nicole. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2010) Cello concerto. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2010) GG. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2010) Hammered out. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2010) In the bleak mid-winter [Holst arr. Turnage]. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2010) Leap. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2010) Three for two. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2009) Grazioso! [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2009) Hilary's hoedown. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2009) Milo. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2009) Texan tenebrae. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2008) Bellamy. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2008) Cradle song. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2008) Five processionals. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2008) Four chants. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2008) Out of black dust. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2008) Twisted blues with twisted ballad. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2007) Air with variations. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2007) Chicago remains. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2007) Five views of a mouth. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2007) Mambo, blues and tarantella. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2007) Tango. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2007) A constant obsession. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2007) A prayer out of stillness. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2006) About water. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2006) Ah, quegli occhi! (Ah, those eyes!). [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2006) Christmas night. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2006) Claremont carol. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2006) Fanfare (from all sides). [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2006) From all sides. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2006) Misere' nobis. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2006) Returning. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2005) Bleak moments. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2005) Ceres. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2005) Hidden love song (Verborgenes Liebeslied). [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2005) Juno. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2005) Lullaby for Hans. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2005) The Torino Scale. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2005) A slow pavane. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2004) Carnac. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2004) From the wreckage. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2004) Scherzoid. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2004) Two Baudelaire songs: 1. Harmonie du soir, 2. L'invitation au voyage [version for soprano and chamber ensemble]. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2004) Two Baudelaire songs: 1. Harmonie du soir, 2. L'invitation au voyage [version for soprano and piano]. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2004) Yet another set to. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2004) An aria (with dancing). [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2004) A fast stomp. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2004) A few serenades. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. and Rundell, C. (2004) An invention on 'Solitude' [version for clarinet and chamber orchestra arr. Rundell]. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2003) Calmo. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2003) Crying out loud. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2003) Eulogy. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2003) No let up. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2003) Riffs and refrains. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2003) Two fanfares and a lament. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2003) A man descending. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2003) A relic of memory. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2003) A short procession. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2002) Etudes and elegies. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2002) Slide stride. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2002) Snapshots. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2002) The game is over. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2002) A quiet life. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2002) The torn fields. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2001) Cantilena. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2001) Fractured lines (2000, rev. 2001). [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2001) On opened ground. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2001) Two vocalises. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2001) Uninterrupted sorrow. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2001) When I woke. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. and Scofield, J. (2001) Scorched. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2000) 2 memorials. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2000) Another set to. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2000) Bass inventions. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2000) Dark crossing. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2000) Four-horned fandango (1996, rev. 2000). [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2000) Three animal songs. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (2000) A quick blast. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1999) About time. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1999) True life stories. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1999) An invention on 'Solitude' [1998, rev. 1999]. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1999) The silver tassie. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1998) Evening songs. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1998) Silent cities. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1997) Cortège for Chris. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1997) Still sleeping. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1996) Anthem [Erskine arr. Turnage]. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1996) Blood on the floor. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1996) Twice through the heart. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1995) Barrie's deviant fantasy. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1995) Dispelling the fears. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1994) Two elegies framing a shout. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1993) Drowned out. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1993) Set to. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1993) This silence. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1993) Your rockaby. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1992) Sleep on. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1991) Momentum. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1990) Kai. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1990) Three farewells. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1989) Greek suite. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1989) Some days. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1989) Three screaming popes. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1988) Greek. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1987) Release. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1985) On all fours. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1985) Sarabande. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1983) Lament for a hanging man. [Composition]

Turnage, M.-A. (1981) Night dances. [Composition]

Contact

For enquires please contact:

Dr Mark-Anthony Turnage

RCM Research Fellow in Composition

research@rcm.ac.uk

mark-anthony.turnage@rcm.ac.uk