Welcome to our June Newsletter. In this issue, we have news of our forthcoming Unyazi Festival; news of our Bulletin; further news of our YouTube video channel; members’ news; a new opportunity for composers as well as the usual reminders of calls for scores.
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 August. Likewise, if you hear of any composers’ opportunities, just send an email to me to malcolmdedman [at] gmail [dot] com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.