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Bushra El-Turk

Crème Brûlée on a Tree
Bushra El-Turk Crème Brûlée on a Tree

for voice and piano

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Crème Brûlée on a Tree - score
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Written in response to Bernstein’s settings of La Bonne Cuisine, Creme Brûlée on a Tree (2018) is a song based on American chef Andy Ricker's durian custard recipe extracted from his book Pok Pok-Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside restaurants of Thailand. Native to South East Asia, durian is the world’s most forbidden fruit. Banned from use in public places and on planes, the late Anthony Bourdain describes it saying 'your breath will smell as if you’ve been French-kissing your dead grandmother’ and the writer, Lindsay Gasik, describes it as ‘creme brûlée on a tree’. The composition material in this piece draws on both the gestures and visceral reactions involved in the cooking process.

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and first performed by mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta with Michael Sikich, piano, as part of the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall on Monday 27 August 2018.

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Composer Bushra El-Turk
Year of Composition 2018
Instrumentation Piano, Voice
Duration ca. 6'
Student Difficulty -

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