Schurmann, Gerard (b Kertosono, Indonesia, 1928). Indonesian-born Dutch composer and conductor. Settled in Eng. 1941. Cond. Dutch radio, Hilversum. Works incl. 6 Studies of Francis Bacon, orch., (1968); Variants, orch. (1970); pf. conc. (1972–3); vn. conc. (1975–8); Songs of Absence, vc., orch. (1988); The Gardens of Exile, orch. (1990); fl. sonatina (1968); Contrasts, pf. (1973); wind quintet (1963, rev. 1976); Chuench'i, v., pf. (7 songs from Chinese, trans. Waley) (1966, also with orch. 1967); The Double Heart, cantata (1976); Piers Plowman, SCTB, ch., orch. (1979–80); Duo, vn., pf. (1984).
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