(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?).
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
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
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
Oblique Prayers, soprano, small orchestra (14 players), 2002
Silva Myrtea, mezzo-soprano, clarinet, cello, 2002
Four Pieces, 2002
Salve Sancta Facies, 2002