- Apply now: NewMusicSA Music Indaba

The 2010 NewMusicSA New Music Indaba will take place at the University of Kwazulu-Natal School of Music from 23 to 25 September. The event this year is an eMusic Indaba, themed and titled, Home Made - Hand Made. It comprises three days of workshops for young South African composers and performers and two evenings of electro-acoustic music.

In the decade long tradition of NewMusicSA’s New Music Indabas, the musical creations/presentations and the workshops/master classes of eMusic Indaba will be very educational and will broaden the acoustic horizons of local practitioners and students as well as a general audience.

Concert audiences and local performers and composers will be exposed to current global developments in electronic and computer music. Two emerging South African composers have been commissioned to create new works for what is essentially an international platform.

Previously disadvantaged composers and electronic musicians as well as instrumentalists and vocalists will share ideas and establish bonds through their common workshop experiences with relation to electronic composition, improvisation, and performance. The skills honed at the workshops together with the increased experience of a broader musical repertoire will help the participants to realize their full potential and enrich the local music communities.

Participating artists and ensembles include Nicolas Collins (USA), New York born and raised, who studied composition with Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University, worked for many years with David Tudor, and has collaborated with numerous soloist and ensembles around the world;

the POW Ensemble, founded in 2001 by Dutch composer and saxophonist Luc Houtkamp, and comprising Dutch and South African artists: Erik Bosgraaf (recorders, live electronics), Guy Harries (voice, flute, computer), DJ DNA (turntables, computer), Luc Houtkamp (computer, live electronics), Sazi Dlamini (voice, bows, flutes, percussion) and Ard Heinkens (technician); and, Swiss pianist and sound-artist, Petra Ronner.

The workshops are open to all composers, electronic musicians, as well as instrumentalists. Please apply before 20 August 2010. Contact Jürgen Bräuninger at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Fiona Tozer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for an application form. Limited bursaries are available to assist applicants who need to travel to Durban.

Contact Mandy Wilken 031 260 3353 for information. View the full schedule of events, master classes, workshops and concerts on our What’s On calendar or visit http://www.newmusicsa.org.za

Sponsors: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Samro Endowment for the National Arts, Business and Arts South Africa, ProHelvetia, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fonds Podium Kunsten NL, Glenwood Village Music and The Distell Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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