Turnage is a distinctive and powerful voice in contemporary music. His collaborations with celebrated jazz musicians have obliterated artificial musical boundaries to create new sound worlds.
The focus of this programme is the genesis of Scorched, a work by Turnage and American jazz guitarist-composer John Scofield.
The cameras observed rehearsals, the first experimental run-through and also shot footage at the premiere at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.
Other aspects of Turnage's work are woven into the programme through an in-depth interview and musical quotations, as well as extracts from recordings of his operas.