Mark-Anthony Turnage (born June 10, 1960 in Corringham, Essex) is an English composer of contemporary classical music. He has also been strongly influenced by jazz, and by Miles Davis in particular.
Turnage's music has a characteristic personal style, with strong rhythmic thrust, involved jazz harmonies, colourful orchestration with prominent use of percussion, and hints of various orchestrational sounds from Duke Ellington to 1970s TV detective series theme tunes. He enjoys the reputation of being one of the few modern classical composers who can write 'proper…
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