Call for scores for Slovenia, 2015

Closing date: 17:00, Tuesday 15 September 2014

As the South African Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music, NewMusicSA is required to submit six works to the ISCM to be considered by them for inclusion in the programme of the World Music Days 2015 in Slovenia, and hereby invites members to submit works for this purpose. At least one of the South African submissions is guaranteed to be performed at this festival, which will take place from 26 September to 1 October 2015.

Please see full details in the ISCM World Music Days 2015 PDF.

Unyazi 2014

  • 9 – 13 September
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Unyazi IV (2014) — part of the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa festival — focuses on interaction between South African musicians/composers and those from Asia including Tomoko Momiyama (Japan), Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Japan), Alfred Harth (South Korea/Germany), Carl Stone (Japan/US). Also performing are Ravish Momin (US) and Lukas Ligeti (Austria/US). South African artists who will be participating in the festival include Frank Mallows and Brydon Bolton. The South African New Music Ensemble will also perform at the festival. Tomoko Momiyama will arrive in Johannesburg three weeks before the festival to collaborate intensively with South African artists to produce a new piece of work specifically linked to the experience of her time in the city. The work will be the result of Momiyama’s wide experience and study of culture, environment and human psychology.

Visby Residencies

Carlquist Villa (opposite Composers' Hall) where composers are accommodated in a centrally-heated, self-catering flat

An exchange programme between VICC and NewMusicSA that sends two South African composers to Sweden for a month. It was initiated jointly by both organisations in December 2006 and provides two residencies a year at VICC, situated in the medieval town of Visby, which is the capital of the Swedish island of Gotland. The residencies include free accommodation per composer and free use of a well-equipped music studio — one studio per composer — for up to four weeks. To apply for 2015 click here.

AGM Important Information

Dear Subscribers and Members

Please take note of a slight change of time and venue for the upcoming NewMusicSA AGM that is to be held at the Unyazi festival.

NOTICE FOR THE 2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF NewMusicSA

Dear Members,

Nagmusiek: Johannesburg Launch Postponed

Dear Subscribers

Nagmusiek by Stephanus Muller

Please note a change in the book launch programme for Nagmusiek. The Johannesburg launch has been postponed until further notice. We hope to see you in Stellenbosch, Cape Town or Pretoria.

Book Launch and Performance

Stellenbosch
 The book will launch in conjunction with a special performance of Arnold van Wyk’s Nagmusiek by Daniel-Ben Pienaar. Stephanus Muller will be in conversation with Professor Lou-Marie Kruger.

Concert information

Dear Subscriber 

Please see the information below regarding an upcoming concert.

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July Newsletter

Dear Subscriber

July is behind us and what an exciting month it has been! NMSA would like to thank all the composers who entered for both the VICC residency as well as the Growing Composers Workshop. We are delighted to see increased numbers of entries each year!I this months addition you can look forward to more opportunities, concerts, and special offers for our members. Also, please be reminded of the ISCM call for scores that was sent out in last months editions.

Mid-Month News July

Dear Subscriber

We have some exciting mid-month news with book launches, an ISCM call for scores, and reminders of deadlines.

June Newsletter

Dear subscriber

June has been a busy month at NewMusicSA. With this months newsletter we would like to take the oppertunity to extend two calls to you. The first is for the 2015 Visby residencies and the second is for the Growing Composers Workshop that will take place at Unyazi this year. Please note that the deadline for applications for both these calls is Friday 1 August 2014.

Visby Residencies

 

May Newsletter

Dear Subscriber

The month of May is behind us. Over the past month we have had the premiere of Madiba The African Opera and the passing of the great composer, Stefans Grové. We also have some great shows coming up in June.

Please be reminded that NMSA operates on a membership basis. The funds we get from your membership allow us to promote New Music in SA, bringing you the best new compositions, festivals and publications. We would like to send a call out for all existing members to please renew their memberships and we invite all others to join. We rely on your support to in turn support New Music in SA. Membership forms can be found here.

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