Michael Gordon

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Michael Zev Gordon's research area is composition. He has had a particular interest in exploring the relationship between the present and the past through composition, with special attention to the workings of memory. He is also interested in dialogues between Western and non-Western materials in composition, and in the subjects of the musical fragment and time in music. Technically, he continues to work on developing a musical syntax that can accommodate a wide range of disparate materials - from tonal to atonal. Poetically, his music pulls between the passionate and contemplative.

Professor Gordon is happy to supervise postgraduate students interested in instrumental/vocal composition.