Urgent! Call for Scores

The Mata Festival 2016 in New York is calling for composers under the age of 40 to submit scores. Please click for full details. Please note the deadline for submissions is 26 January!

Notice, January 2015

New Julliard Ensemble in New York

Recently, some of you may have seen the link to an article about performances of South African composers given by the New Julliard Ensemble (NJE) in New York. It was indeed good news that South African composers were represented, perhaps for the first time giving credibility to new music from this country. However, an unfortunate debate has arisen concerning the role of NewMusicSA as a result of a questionnaire sent out by the NJE Director, Joel Sachs.

December Newsletter

Dear Subscriber

All of us at NewMusicSA hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas and that your New Year will be ever more fruitful in all your projects, whether you are a performer or a composer, or simply interested in what is happening with new music in South Africa.

Don’t forget to send me an email, malcolmdedman [at] gmail [dot] com, with any relevant information you would like to be considered for the next newsletter.

But wait, there's more!

NMSA and SANYOF Young Composers

 

NewMusicSA and South African National Youth Orchestra are proud to present Dubyo by Amy Crankshaw and Methenjwa Machi – a collaborative piece workshopped over the course of 2013 under the watchful eyes of expert tutors, Robert Fokkens (SA/ UK) and Concord Nkabinde (SA). The orchestral dubstep work will enjoy three performances at this years December orchestra course:

November Newsletter

Dear Subscriber

Again, I would like to thank everyone who has sent me information and snippets for this newsletter. Do please keep them coming – composer opportunities, concert/festival events, courses, residencies or any other relevant information – by sending me an email to malcolmdedman [at] gmail [dot] com. In the meantime, here are a few newsworthy items.

News Extra

Dear Subscribers

Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

News just in!

Attention South African Composers! Submit your new orchestral works to be read by KZN Philharmonic on 29 November. Get priceless feedback from conductor and orchestral musicians with the option of having your work recorded. Apply today!!

October Newsletter

Dear Subscriber

The excitement of the Unyazi days are now over, but NewMusicSA is already starting to plan ahead for next year’s Indaba. Details will follow in future issues, so do watch this space.

I would like to thank everyone who has sent me information and snippets for this newsletter. Do please keep them coming – composer opportunities, concert/festival events, courses, residencies or any other relevant information – by sending me an email to malcolmdedman [at] gmail [dot] com. In the meantime, here are a few newsworthy items.

September Newsletter

Dear Subscribers

NMSA have recently held their AGM and have made a few changes to the Board. I am Malcolm Dedman and have been appointed to manage the Newsletters for the coming year, so if anyone has any news they would like to share, please let me know. My email is malcolmdedman [at] gmail [dot] com.

Unyazi 2014 Listening Room

When Cameron Harris asked me if I would be interested to help curate the 2014 Unyazi Festival with an emphasis on music from what is sometimes called the Pacific Rim, I was glad to accept, and did so without hesitation. While I knew we would able to bring several wonderful artists to perform at the festival, it was clear that because of the limits of schedule and also budget many interesting artists would not be able to come in person. So I came up with the idea of a listening room, where people could gather and enjoy music in a relaxed setting, and where many pieces from my home base in Japan, as well as  South Africa, Australia,  Canada, China, Hong Kong, Korea, the Phillipines, Rwanda, Singapore, the USA, & Vietnam could be enjoyed. In the end, eight hours of music are being presented, all of them created especially for the medium of the loudspeaker. It has been a lot of fun to put together the program, and I hope those of you who can come by the festival and spend some time listening will enjoy it.
 
Carl Stone, Tokyo

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