November Newsletter

Dear Subscriber

Welcome to our November 2016 Newsletter. In this issue, we have news of a ‘Soundings’ Project event; information about the recent ISCM World Music Days submissions; a job announcement; a new opportunity for composers as well as the usual reminders of calls for scores.

As always, do let me know of any newsworthy items, for the next issue, that would help you to publicise your events in or after January 2017. Likewise, if you hear of any composers’ opportunities, just send an email to me at malcolmdedman [at] gmail [dot] com.


Soundings Project

Listening to a Listening at Pungwe Nights

Memory Biwa and Robert Machiri will present "Listening to a Listening at Pungwe Nights" at the A4 Art Foundation, 1st floor, Truth Building, 36 Buitenkant Street in District Six, Cape Town on Friday 2 December 2016. The performance commences at 18h30. NewMusicSA invite all members of the public to attend this first 'Soundings' event. Please note that entrance is free.

The artist’s statement reads: “'Listening at Pungwe' explores the relationship between the sound of language and the language of sound. We re-imagine the transnational phonographic cultures of Namibia and Zimbabwe by listening to Memory Biwa's curatorial inputs of Ernst and Ruth Dammann Sound Collection and Robert Machiri's Tribute to the Original Lamellas recordings. The overall composition of the work will gather its form through a live recording of an unbounded sonic remix of Khoekhoegowab orature and Mbira tongues.”

Please note that there are two posters: to download, click poster 1 and poster 2.

For further details, please contact pungwelistening [at] gmail [dot] com


Outcome of ISCM World Music Days Submissions

Please read our chairman’s letter for the results of the submissions by our members for the World Music Days, to be held on Vancouver, 2017.


Job Announcement

Manager: Keiskamma Music Academy

Keiskamma Trust invites applications for the position of Manager of their Music Academy. Based in Hamburg, rural Eastern Cape, South Africa, the Manager will be responsible for the smooth running of the programme.

Please download full information about this post.


Composer Opportunity

Trio Siciliano, in collaboration with U07 Records, is pleased to announce the first "call for scores", which aims to issue a recording during 2017. They are looking for authors who wish to submit their compositions for the following formation: Piano, Violin and Cello. All the information related to the Trio can be found on their website.

Submission rules and guidelines can be found here.

Please note the deadline is 31 January 2017.


Reminders of Call for Scores

  1. 2nd International Composition Contest Lams Matera “Gesualdo Reloaded - Matera 2019”

For full information, please visit their website.

Please download the complete announcement, including competition rules, here. Please note that the submission deadline is 28 November 2016.

  1. Risuonanze 2017 Call for Scores

      Associazione Culturale TKE is announcing a Call for Scores ‘Risuonanze 2017’.

The Call is open to composers of any nationality and age; its deadline is February 27, 2017.

      Please download here for detailed information.

  1. Competition: Ensemble Nuove Musiche

Ensemble Nuove Musiche association announces an international competition whose award ceremony will take place in Savona (Italy) in 2017. The award ceremony of this call will be part of the 5th edition of the Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona organized by them in the city of Savona.

Please visit their website for details. Note that there is no age limit and the deadline for submission is 15 April 2017. Full competition rules may be downloaded here.


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