Contesting freedoms: A colloquium on post-1994 music studies in South Africa

Please note new deadline for proposals: 30 September 2013

South Africa celebrates twenty years of democracy in 2014 and this an appropriate time for reflection and debate on the complex new challenges that have emerged in the field of music studies since 1994.

NMSA news: South meets South – An Evening of the Masters

South meets South – An Evening of the Masters

In an exciting development for the Johannesburg Arts Alive International’s upcoming South Meets South – An Evening with the Masters performance,  India’s violin icon Dr. Subramaniam and American veteran pianist Larry Willis have confirmed that they will accompany Hugh Masekela and Egberto Gismonto during the September 7th one-night-only show. 

New Music SA - More August News

New Music Indaba Workshops Reminder

Don’t forget that 24 August is the deadline for applications for the New Music Indaba workshops in Durban from 10th to 13th October. Information and application forms can be found on the website.

Stravinksy and much more: SoundMindLab concert on 25 August

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 sound exhibition - CDs available

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.

New Music SA August News

New Music Indaba 2013

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.
News and regular updates can be found here.
The application form for the workshops can be downloaded here.

RSCM South Africa Free State Branch presents: Spring Choir Festival under the direction of Geoff Weaver of RSCM UK

  • Anglican Cathedral, Bloemfontein
  • 10:00 - 17:30, 7 September 2013
  • Registration: 09:00
  • Service: 16h00 (open to the public)
  • R50 per person attending (includes you own copy of the specially published music book and mid-morning and mid-afternoon drinks)

The SpringFest is an established (this will be our sixth!) annual event sponsored by the Royal School of Church Music in South Africa for the Free State and Kimberley.

New Music Indaba Workshops Invitation

New Music Indaba 2013 : Invitation to Workshops
 
New Music Indaba Festival 2013
UKZN Howard College campus, Durban, 10-13 October 2013
Deadline for applications: 24th August 2013
Deadline for submission of scores: 13 September 2013
 

NewMusicSA June News

Soundmindlab
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!

New Music Indaba 2013: The Riot of Spring

  • 10 - 13 October
  • UKZN Howard College campus, Durban

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, the theme of this year’s Indaba is “The Riot of Spring”. Workshop participants will be invited to compose short pieces based on this theme to be workshopped by a new contemporary music ensemble formed specifically for the festival: Géza Kayser (violin), Marguerite Spies (cello), Brydon Bolton (double bass), Bongile Lecoge-Zulu (flute), Morné van Heerden (clarinet), Jill Richards (piano), Frank Mallows (percussion) and conductor Gerben Grooten.

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