Bohortha

Posted on Monday 1st October 2012

Professor of Composition, Michael Zev Gordon has a new commission from the BBC, premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste at the Barbican Hall, London on 3 October. The concert is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

The work is entitled Bohortha, a seven-movement exploration of our awareness of time passing. It is named after a tiny hamlet on the Cornish coast with no roads form it, which, says the composer, is ‘a beautiful image of open-endedness’.

The work was written thanks in part to an AHRC Fellowship held in 2011-12. Further information on the work can also be found on the blog Gordon wrote while composing the piece: www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio3/michael_zev_gordon/