Published annually, the Bulletin is the official publication of NewMusicSA, with the aim of curating a critical space through which to engage with New Music in South Africa and the continent more broadly. Serving as a formal publication reporting on news and welcoming written submissions from the New Music community in South Africa, it also acts — through the use of issues organised around specific themes — as a space for discussion and interrogation. In 2015, the Bulletin released a special issue (Issue 14) focusing on how music and sound is ‘captured’ on the page, and attempted to think more critically around notation. While Issue 14 took its cue from traditional ’score’ editions, it included contributions that grappled with the representation of music in notation (in the broadest sense of the word), as well as the subsequent act of deciphering, interpreting, and even re- encoding produced in the performative realisation, featuring scores by Miles Warrington and Jürgen Bräuninger amongst others. 2016 saw the Bulletin centre around the pertinent questions of music and gender, and the ways in which the two intersect in the field of New Music. Curating a series of essays and interviews, the issue was interested in what it meant to ‘engender’ new music. Through Larissa Johnson, whose piece speaks of the relations of power and inscription in university music education, to Nkule Mabaso’s review of the process of arts outside the institution, the pertinent and crucial place that gender holds in music discourse was made clear. Similarly, the conversation between Clare Loveday and Ceri Molewyn-Hughes granted an insight into the ways in which music- making is textured with that which is often not spoken of. ‘Geographies of Sound’ is the theme for 2017, with a focus on what constitutes the grounds upon which we constitute our sounding out. It takes up the question of what it would mean to think a geography of sound, sonic geographies, or merely the ways in which geography in all its meanings resonate with sound.