Jonathan Dove to write work based on Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

Charlotte Smith11th May 2012
Jonathan Dove will write a work based on Aung San Suu Kyi (photo: Andrew Palmer)Jonathan Dove will write a work based on Aung San Suu Kyi (photo: Andrew Palmer)

Nobel Peace prize-winner and Burmese political activist Aung San Suu Kyi is to be the subject of a new work by British composer Jonathan Dove, commissioned as part of BBC Radio 3’s Portraits Day. Dove was appointed ‘composer in residence’ of the special day of programming celebrating musical portraits on May 7, and invited listeners to suggest major figures of the 21st century to be the basis of a work, which would reflect modern times. Aung San Suu Kyi was the most popular choice in a list that included director Quentin Tarantino, scientist Tim Berners-Lee and actress Meryl Streep.

‘I am delighted to be able to portray someone so influential and admirable, who shows such steadfastness in the face of opposition,’ said Dove. ‘Her peaceful and powerful demeanour has already allowed me to imagine how a musical form might portray her. Portraits Day was wonderful – an incredible way to engage with an audience.’

Gramophone Subscriptions

From£67/year

Gramophone Print

Gramophone Print

no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe
From£67/year

Gramophone Reviews

Gramophone Reviews

no Print Edition
no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe
From£67/year

Gramophone Digital Edition

Gramophone Digital Edition

no Print Edition
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

© MA Business and Leisure Ltd. 2019