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.
Jorn 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.
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.
The 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
Keith 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.
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.