The next SoundMindLab concert is happening on Sunday 25 August at 16.00 at the Goethe-Institut in Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. Perfomers: Jill Richards and Michael Watt.
Duration: about 65 minutes.
Entrance: hat at the door.
Concert To, the sound exhibition at Sasol Arts Museum, crystalized in the release of a CD under the label Peer Music Records. The CD Concert To which is a compilation of 11 South African composers and artists is now available through contacting Pierre-Henri Wicomb @ +27(0)846236175 or walbertyn [at] hotmail [dot] com or downloading it from this website: http://laudanumproductions.com/home
Previews of some of the pieces on the CD can also be listened to on this website.
Reminder: Don't forget that Durban is the place to be from 10 to 13 October. The New Music Indaba 2013 comprises four days of concerts (two featuring the newly formed South African New Music Ensemble) as well as composer and performer workshops.
SoundMindLab had a great launch on the 20th April at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg. The performers were Jill Richards, Ilke Alexander and Bongi Lecoge-Zulu in works by Cameron Harris and Clare Loveday; Lukas Ligeti, Joao Orecchia performed their own work. The grand finale was Rzewki's Les Mouton de Panurge, with Samora Ntsebeza and Mpho Molikeng and enthusiastic music students from Wits joining the other musicians. There were also some great performances from audience members!
Update on New Music Indaba 2013
Hot in the wake of the Unyazi Festival, which brought cutting edge new electronic music to Durban in 2012, this year's New Music Indaba, its acoustic counterpart, will also be held in Durban, with the date set for October 11 – 13. The NewMusicSA ensemble will be launched at the Indaba and composers will be given an opportunity to propose new works for the full ensemble and its sub-groups along the theme of “The Riot of Spring”, a tongue-in-cheek reference to Stravinsky’s iconoclastic work which celebrates the centenary of its controversial premiere this year.
The Indaba will be held in Johannesburg in September/October curated by Angie Mullins and with a special focus on local performers and composers. A resident NewMusicSA ensemble will be launched at the Indaba and composers will be given an opportunity to propose new works for the ensemble along the theme of “The Riot of Spring”, a tongue-in-cheek reference to Stravinsky’s iconoclastic work which celebrates the centenary of its controversial premiere this year.
NewMusicSA is currently on a membership drive, as our membership cycle runs from March to February annually. We are contacting South African composers locally and internationally, and welcome any new members particularly those who may not yet have had an opportunity to join.