A retrospective, and a look ahead...
2019 has been another great year for NewMusicSA, starting with the publication of our 2018 bulletin. A great thank you must go out to François de Villiers for his continued efforts in that regard. Another great moment came when Franco Prinsloo work “Pula! Pula!” made South Africa proud with an excellent reception at the ISCM World Music Days in Tallinn. The 2019 Indaba at UNISA once again showcased the South Africa new music scene, a festival I trust all participants found a valuable experience. I thank Professor Marc Duby and his team for all their efforts with and also thank our faithful sponsors for this event, the SAMRO Foundation, Business Arts South Africa (BASA), the Malta Arts Council and, of course, UNISA.
I assumed the chairman’s mantle earlier last year after the resignation of Malcolm Dedman due to personal pressures. We thank him for service, and especially for his efforts in curating the 2018 Indaba.
To facilitate smooth operations, I have compiled a list of some of the tasks and responsibilities which need to be considered in future:
Next, there are also some basic functions that need to be considered:
The secretary role is also presently vacant, this principally involves:
Finally, the membership portfolio involves:
This isn’t an exhaustive list, since things crop up from time to time. Please let us know if there is any way you feel you can contribute. All assistance is always most welcome.
Planning for next year’s festival and Bulletin continues apace. Funding remains a concern, but we a continue to consider a number of avenues in this regards. Meanwhile, Lukas Ligeti has been chosen to perform his “Labyrinth of Stars” at next year’s World Music Days in New Zealand, and he will represent us there.
Chairman - NewMusicSA
XIII International composition competition Città di Udine - 2020
Art. 1 TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale, with the awards of ERT – Ente Regionale Teatrale del Friuli Venezia Giulia, of Fidapa BPW Italy, of the heirs of the Friulano composer Piero Pezzé and of INA GRM, the patronage of the Rappresentanza Italiana della Commissione Europea, the Italian National UNESCO Commission, the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, and the Università degli Studi di Udine, with Rai Radio3 as media partner and with the support of the Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Comune di Udine and the Fondazione Friuli, hereby open the Thirteenth International Composition Competition “Città di Udine”.
Art. 2 The competition is divided in three sections:
- compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument
- electroacoustic music
- audio visual projects
The closing date is 31st March 2020.
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