Robert Fokkens
Contemporary Composer
  • Compositional VoiceCompositional Voice"Many composers are inspired by their roots, some so much so it would be hard to imagine how their music would sound if they had been born elsewhere. South African Robert Fokkens is one such composer"
  • Tracing LinesTracing Lines“This extremely appealing disc... it is clear that his identity as an African composer is very important to him, and there is certainly overt influence from traditional South African (especially Xhosa) music on his style"Purchase the CD


The Signum Quartet collaboration continues
Cologne-based Signum Quartet perform my works in UK and Germany

Over the next two months, the Signum Quartet will perform two of my works on a few occasions. They kick off with another performance of "Glimpses of a half-forgotten future" in Greven, Germany on 22 January, followed by performances of my quartweet "The Third Solitude" on 25 January at the Wigmore Hall, London, and on 14 March at the Deutschlandfunk, Cologne.


Mammals of Southern Africa

Sample Track

Robert’s CD, Tracing Lines has received good reviews and is described as ’truly beautiful’, ’accessible’, ’striking’ and ’compelling’.


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