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.
The theme of next year's Bulletin will be Resilience. South Africa has undergone a
tumultuous decade under rapacious politicians and bullies. Nature has also
contributed in the form of rampantly consuming fires, enervating droughts and
powerful, destructive floods. There are signs that this, at least the human element of
it, is turning around. Certainly everyone (except maybe those with evil intent) would
welcome a time of peace, tranquillity and prosperity. In any case South Africans of
all stripes are known for their resilience, even when it is the worst of times, which
we believe 2019 will not be.
We want to celebrate Resilience in Bulletin 2019. Please submit contributions, big or
small, serious or less so, of any kind, around this theme. Essays, interviews, news
items, reports and stories of human lives (always around music) are all welcome.
And certainly, send in the scores (by the score). Incidentally, the word Resilience
need not feature in the title or the text.