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Composer: Gordon, Michael (b. 1956)

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Year of birth1956
Period20th century
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LondonVelocity – Icebreaker

© Lukas Binder
Meredith, Gordon, Whitty, Lang, Andriessen
Icebreaker
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Manchester Collective star in 100 Demons

Manchester Collective © Adam Szabo
Stretching minds and musicians in Manchester Collective’s night of strings and electronics.
****1
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Joffrey on tour

The Joffrey Ballet performs Alexander Ekman's Joy © Cheryl Mann
Eclectic and contemporary, The Joffrey Ballet reimagines human and kinetic beauty.
*****
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Prom 44: Michael Gordon's genre-defying Big Space

Members of the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble perform Big Space © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Well known for their genre-busting and boundary-defying music, Bang on the Can delivered a splendid Late Night Prom.
*****
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Winds of Change: a new bassoon concerto

Peter Whelan © Martin Usborne
It's likely that Mozart never actually heard his Clarinet Concerto performed. That fate, happily, has not been shared by Michael Gordon, who has heard Peter Whelan perform his new bassoon concerto Observations on Air four times this week. 
***11
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Restless in Zurich

Skew Whiff © Gregory Batardon
In Restless, a striking 4-part programme which the Ballett Zürich recently premiered, it’s sheer energy, speed and unequivocal action in the movements of the human body that are underscored. 
****1
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