Michael Zev Gordon

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Michael Zev Gordon
Born 1963 (age 52–53)
London, England
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Composer

Michael Zev Gordon (born 1963, London) is a British composer, of Jewish ancestry.[1]

A past oboe player,[2] Gordon studied composition in the UK with Robin Holloway, Oliver Knussen and John Woolrich, and in Italy with Franco Donatoni. He was a composition pupil of Louis Andriessen from 1989 to 1990.[3]

Gordon has taught previously at the universities of Durham, Southampton and at the Royal College of Music. Since 2012 he has been Professor of Composition at the University of Birmingham. His music is principally published by Cadenza Music.

Worklist[edit]

  • Seize the Day (9mins; fl/picc, cl, vn, va, vc, pf, perc; 2016)
  • In the Middle of Things (14mins; vn, vc, pf; 2015)
  • Diary Pieces: Summer 2015 (7mins; pf; 2015)
  • Homecoming (10mins; pf; 2014)
  • Sehnsucht (10mins; fl/picc, cl, va, vc, pf, vibr; 2014)
  • Into the Dark (19mins; mez, pf, elecs; 2014)
  • The Gleam of Hidden Skies (15mins; ten, hn, str, 2013)
  • Bohortha (Seven Pieces for Orchestra) (20mins; 2012)
  • Firm Foundations (6mins; orch; 2012)
  • Glass Mountain (10mins; b cl, vn, va, vc, acc; 2012)
  • Sanctuary (8mins; sax qt; 2012)
  • Icarus: act 1 (25mins; chbr op; 2011)
  • Allele (20mins; 40 voices; 2010)[4]
  • Eclipsis (7mins; hpschd, elecs, 2010)
  • Imaginary Landscapes (8mins; ob, perc; 2010)
  • Seven Pastorales for Solo Oboe (12mins; 2009-10)
  • Joshi's Dance (3mins; vn, pf; 2009) (ABRSM)
  • The Impermanence of Things (35mins; pf, large ens, elecs; 2009)
  • Mandelstam Settings (25mins, mez, pf; 2009)
  • Laid Bare (4mins; pf; 2008)
  • Roseland (7mins; vc, pf; 2008)
  • summer fallow (10mins; choir; 2007)
  • This Night (14mins; choir, vc; 2007)
  • Oboe Concerto: The Fabric of Dreams (30mins; solo ob, chbr orch; 2006)[2]
  • Fragments of a Diary (13mins; cl, vn, pf; 2005)
  • Of Here and Elsewhere (9mins; hp; 2005)
  • Resolution (8mins; 2 perc; 2005)
  • Three Short Pieces for String Quartet (10mins; 2005)[5]
  • A Pebble in the Pond (45mins; work for radio; 2003-4; arr. (30") narrator, cl, vn, db, acc, pf; 2009)[6]
  • There Always (10mins; viol consort; 2003; arr. str orch; 2006)
  • On Memory: 12 Pieces for Piano (40mins; 2003-4) [NMC D144, Zolinsky]
  • Crystal Clear (3mins; pf; 2003) (ABRSM)
  • In veritate (6mins; choir; 2003)
  • On the Other Hand: a new tango (5mins; vn, db, acc, pf, gui 2003)
  • A Small Folly (4mins; cl, va, pf, perc; 2002)
  • Three Rabbinical Sayings (8mins; sop, db; 2002; arr. sop, vc; 2007)
  • Ein Morgenblatt (5mins; vn, va, vc, pf, vibr; 2001)
  • Bells, Lachrimae and Stillness (13mins; gui; 2000)
  • ...by the edge of the forest of desires (17mins: fl, cl, vn, va, vc, pf, perc; 2000)
  • Plain Hunting (8mins; orch; 2000)
  • Still Hunting (4mins; music box; 2000)
  • Psalm 150 (6mins; choir; 1999)
  • Song (30mins; sop, ten, high voices; 2 fl, ob, ca, vc, hp; 1999)[7]
  • Barcarola (10mins; vn, hn, pf; 1998)
  • Grace (4mins; vn, pf; 1998) (Faber)
  • High Ground (4mins; pf; 1998) (ABRSM)
  • A Mermaid Sings (5mins; ob, va, hp; 1997)
  • And I Will Betroth You (5mins; choir; 1997) (Faber)
  • Jubilate (6mins; choir, org; 1997)
  • Two Dances (8mins; b cl, trbn, db, pf, perc; 1997)
  • Dolce (4mins; desc rec, pf; 1996)
  • Gravity and Grace II (11mins; vc, pf; 1996)
  • Red Sea (35mins; choir, wind ens; 1996–2002)[8]
  • Gravity and Grace I (10mins; fl, cl, va, hp; 1995)
  • Far Away (4mins; pf; 1995) (ABRSM)
  • Thirteen Ways (20mins; sop, vc, db, perc, hp; 1995)[9]
  • False Relations (10mins; vn, pf; 1994)
  • String Quartet (20mins; 1993)
  • There We Sat Down (10mins: fl, cl, va, hp; 1992)
  • There We Sat Down III (5mins; choir; 1992)
  • Music For Andries (9mins; org; 1991)
  • nine birds (rising) (6mins; choir; 1991)
  • no time ago... (8mins; sop, fl/picc, cl, alt sax, tpt, perc, vn, vc; 1990)
  • Touch (8mins; pf; 1990)
  • The Path To Pen-y-gent (10mins; pf; 1988)
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (7mins; men's voices; 1983/4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Zev Gordon (2002-06-28). "Red Sea blues". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  2. ^ a b Rian Evans (2006-08-11). "Britten Sinfonia/Watkins (Snape Proms, Aldeburgh)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  3. ^ Michael Zev Gordon (2002-09-27). "Why we love Louis". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  4. ^ Rian Evans (2010-07-13). "Iestyn Davies & Fretwork/New London Chamber Choir (Cheltenham festival)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  5. ^ Andrew Clements (2006-01-12). "PLG Young Artists (Purcell Room, London)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  6. ^ Rian Evans (2009-07-14). "Cheltenham Festival Academy (Holy Apostles Church/Pump Room, Cheltenham)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  7. ^ Fiona Maddocks (1999-06-27). "Imagery dripped, time stood still and the composer's friends did a runner at the intervals". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  8. ^ Rian Evans (2002-07-09). "BBC Singers/ Cleobury (Gloucester Cathedral)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  9. ^ Drakeford, Richard (January 1996). "Oxo Kids". The Musical Times 137 (1835): 41–43. JSTOR 1003390. 

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