Valentine's day was not all that February held in store for New Music lovers. We have had a thrilling month with everything from birthday concerts to the edge of wrong. See some of the highlights below and check out all the composition competitions that are coming up. The first stages of adjudication for our very own commission call has also started and big thanks to all those composers who sent us material, it looks great!
The January newsletter allows NewMusicSA to wish all its members all the best for the upcoming year! We certainly have some exciting projects lined up and we hope that you will allow us to spread the news of yours too.
A word from Estelle Loubser, our membership director:
NewMusicSA Call for Projects: Deadline for Proposals 10th February 2014
NewMusicSA is calling for applications for creative projects focused on the South African New Music Ensemble.
Two commissions of R12 000 each will be awarded for projects involving a minimum of 4 instruments. NewMusicSA will consider projects involving notated scores or fully thought-through and detailed projects that do not use conventional notation.
Submitted by Douglas Scott on December 1, 2013 - 22:58
The OSM Camerata received a resounding ovation at the 13th International Conservatoire Festival in St Petersburg in November.
They played excerpts from "7 Liedere op Boesman verse" (with Matildie Thom-Wium as soprano soloist), "Rain Leopard" and "Lament for a Dying Crane" by Stefans Grové ; as well as "Notturno Elegaico" and "Die Spokewals/Phantom Waltz" by Hendrik Hofmeyr.
Our congratulations to them on a successful tour.
NewMusicSA’s AGM will take place during the 2013 New Music Indaba in Durban next month. A key function of the meeting is to vote in a new board to run our organization.
We are looking for enthusiastic supporters of New Music to become board members. If you wish to support new music in South Africa as meaningfully as possible and have a vision for how we can grow and improve ourselves as an organization we’d like to hear from you!