Our first financial month for the 2014/ 2015 year is behind us and things are looking very exciting! Our plans for Unyazi 2014 are coming into focus. To be held in Jo'burg from 10- 13 September, the festival will prove to be (excuse the pun) electrifying! March has also seen some exciting events such as a composition workshop we held in Stellenbosch and a plethora of cutting edge concerts.
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.