New Music Indaba

Content pertaining to the New Music Indaba festival.

April Newsletter

Dear Subscriber

Welcome to our April Newsletter. In this issue, we have news of this year’s Indaba; our new website, (soon to be updated); ISCM information; Call for articles; opportunities for performers as well as the usual reminders.

As always, do let me know of any newsworthy items, for the next issue, that would help you to publicise your events in or after June. Likewise, if you hear of any composers’ opportunities, just send an email to me at malcolmdedman [at] gmail [dot] com.


July Newsletter

Dear Subscriber

Welcome to the July Newsletter. In this issue, we have a review of our recent Indaba, some events news as well as further opportunities for composers.

Do let me know of any newsworthy items, for the next issue, that would help you to publicise your events. Just send an email to me to malcolmdedman [at] gmail [dot] com.

Jörn Friedland

Jorn FriedlandJorn Friedland was born in 1968 in Pretoria, where he also grew up. With the prospect of landing himself a 'proper' job and pursuing music as a hobby, he obtained a qualification in mineralogy and took up a laboratory post.

Choir of Christ Church Arcadia

The Anglican parish of Christ Church, Arcadia, dates from the early years of the twentieth century. Built to a design by Sir Herbert Baker, the original church building was ready for use in 1907 and expanded in the early 1960s.

Mpho Molikeng

Mpho MolikengThe Lesotho-born, multi-faceted artist (curator, actor, dancer, story teller, musician, poet, painter, cultural activist/entrepreneur) Mpho Molikeng plays a host of traditional musical instruments such as Lekope, Setolo-tolo, Mokhope, Thomo, Lesibe, Sekgankula, and many more. 
His music is heard in theaters, soundtracks for movies & tv commercials, and he is alwa

July 23 14:00 Outreach ensemble - Charlotte Seither

Composition need not be the preserve of higher centres of learning and advanced theory students.

Charlotte Seither will develop this collaborative performance with schoolchildren, which will result in a work to be performed at the concert on Saturday 25 July at 17:00.

July 22 17:00 Roundtable discussion - Politics and Practice: New Music in South Africa and the World Today

What does it mean to compose in South Africa today? Why do we do it, how do we sustain, who does it serve and where is it headed?

Join us and add your own insights to this lively discussion on the past present and future of South African music.

Keith Moss

Keith MossKeith Moss completed a Masters degree in composition under Peter Louis van Dijk  in 2007.  He won the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship in 2010 and travelled to United Kingdom to further his education.  He participated in master classes with the heads of composition at The Royal College of Music, The Guildhall School of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Cardiff.

July 21-22 A quick and easy introduction to composition - Douglas Scott

A quick and easy introduction to composition - Douglas Scott

21 July 10:00, 14:00, 17:00

22 July 10:00, 14:00


Explore the world of composition in this style-neutral introductory short course. Early workshops will focus on conceptual aspects of composition and music itself, while later ones deal with practicalities. The event culminates in a performance class which will provide an opportunity for participants to perform each others' works written the previous day.

No previous experience or musical training required.


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