News: September, 2017

Premiere at Festival Capriccio en Maine

I'm very pleased to have been commissioned by the French quartet Quatuor Capriccio for the 3rd edition of their Festival Capriccio en Maine in Angers, France. They will premiere a new work exploring the idea of capriccio in a special concert on Saturday 9 December 2017. The plan to record the work in early 2018 for Orchid Classics.

Retorica project premiering in Cardiff 2018

After a long gestation period, Retorica (Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo, violin) returns to Cardiff University on 17 April 2018 to premiere "Dances and Chorales", a substantial piece for two violins and live electronics. They also present a new work with fixed film and audio electronics by Wendy Hiscocks, and John McCabe's Spielend (2003).

Free State Symphony Orchestra performance

On 4 November 2017, the Free State Symphony Orchestra will give a performance of Uhambo Olunintsi (Journeys) in the Sand du Plessis Theatre in Bloemfontein, South Africa as part of their Choral Extravaganza concert. I'm particularly pleased about this performance, as the second performance of this work took place in the same venue back in 2005, when the South African National Youth Orchestra gave the second performance under Conrad van Alphen

Focus on my work in South African Music Studies Journal

The most recent volume of the South African Music Studies Journal (SAMUS) includes a number of articles and items relating to my work. Published by the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM), SAMUS is the main academic journal relating to music studies in South Africa. Volume 34/35 contains an analytical article about my work by Chris van Rhyn, an interview between myself and composer Andile Khumalo, a pull-out score of my Inyoka etshanini (Snake in the grass), and a copy of my CD, Tracing Lines. Copies are available from the links above.