Features articles on Jürgen Bräuninger and Sazi Dlamini, Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph, and Theo Herbst and KEMUS; a lecture on Hubert du Plessis and Stefans Grové; a feature on opera; CD reviews of Kevin Volans, dURBAN NOISE and scraps WORKS, Hendrik Hofmeyr, and Ensemble Bash; news of selected commissions and premiéres; reports on the New Music Indaba and ISCM World Music Days festivals; and more.
This is a double issue (Nos. 3-4) and contains c50pp of articles, interviews and reviews. This publication is free to all members but can be purchased by interested parties. Please note that a very limited number of printed copies are available.
Featuring interviews with Paul Hanmer, Michael Blake and Nick Motsatse; articles; CD and book reviews; reviews of concerts; reports on the New Music Indaba 2006 and 2007 festivals; a bonus CD containing the works of 11 composers; news; and more.
Contains Christine Lucia’s critical overviews of the careers of Kevin Volans and the late Joshua Mohapeloa; an article by Mokale Koapeng’s on placing and appreciating Michael Moerane in a divided compositional landscape; an interview with Hannes Taljaard by Janelize van der Merwe, broaching translating conceptual frameworks into perceptual phenomena through composition; a review of Stephanus Muller and Chris Walton’s A Composer in Africa; an article by Cameron Harris entitled ‘The art of sound’, tackling the issue of the increasingly blurred lines between composition and sound art; a report on Unyazi 2 (2008) by James Webb; Jaco Meyer’s report on the 2009 New Music Indaba; Fiona Tozer’s account of her residency at the Visby International Centre for Composers in Sweden; and a new works list and a news section, the latter containing obituaries for two important figures in the New Music scene who passed away in 2010: Surendran Reddy and Dr Noluthando Mavis Mpola.
Features: an interview with Jill Richards; a review of Andile Khumalo’s Schau-fe(r)n-ster; a feature by Martin Scherzinger on Michael Blake in celebration of the composer’s sixtieth birthday; Grant Olwage’s overview of the career and works of John Knox Bokwe; reports on the eMusic Indaba 2010 in Durban, ISCM World New Music Days 2010 in Sydney, New Music Indaba 2011 in Johannesburg, ISCM World New Music Days 2011 in Zagreb; and an article by Jean-Pierre de la Porte entitled On the South African composer’s dilemma.