THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

David Gorton

(b. 1978, Boston, Lincolnshire).

British composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed in Europe.

Mr. Gorton graduated from Durham University in 1999 with a degree with First-Class Honours, then studied composition with Sir Harrison Birtwistle at King's College London. He later studied composition with Simon Bainbridge at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he earned his PhD.

Among his honours are the Eve Myra Kisch Prize from Durham University (1999), the Hilda Margaret Watts Prize from King's College London (2000), the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize (2001), and the Alan Bush Prize from the Royal Academy of Music (2002, for When does dewfall begin?).

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: d_gorton@hotmail.com

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS

ORCHESTRAL:

Broken Stained Glass, 1998

Dissipation/Acceleration, large orchestra (78 players), 2000

Bishop's Eye, small orchestra (14 players), 2000

Towards Location, small orchestra (17 players), 2000

Fanfares for South Holland, symphonic band, 2001

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Mosaic, string quartet, 1998

korulippaan, flute, piano, 1999

Pilvet, alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 1999

Revontuli, clarinet, piano, vibraphone, 2001

Tähtelä, Place of the Stars, cello, accordion, 2001

Revontulet, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, French horn, harp, violin, viola, cello, 2001

When does dewfall begin?, cello, piano, 2002

VOCAL:

Oblique Prayers, soprano, small orchestra (14 players), 2002

Silva Myrtea, mezzo-soprano, clarinet, cello, 2002

PIANO:

Four Pieces, 2002

ORGAN:

Salve Sancta Facies, 2002