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
Signum Quartet collaboration
The Signum Quartet perform my "glimpses of a half-forgotten future" in Germany and the UK

In Autumn 2016, I commence a collaboration with the Cologne-based Signum Quartet - previously BBC New Generation Artists - in which they will perform my glimpses of a half-forgotten future in both Germany and the UK. They will also be in residence at Cardiff University, performing, presenting masterclasses with student composers and performers, and presenting their quartweet project.˾n/


Mammals of Southern Africa

Sample Track
Tracing Lines

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


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