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COMPOSITION SYMPOSIUM 2019

The CNC is hosting a Composition Symposium from 12 to 16 August 2019 at the University of Pretoria.

The Symposium will consist of workshops and performances of newly composed works, and presentations by composers, musicologists and performers. This will form part of the UP Music Festival.

 
 

MEET OUR VISITING COMPOSER

Lukas Ligeti

Lukas Ligeti is a composer, percussionist, electronics performer, and a professor at UC Irvine. The recipient of the 2010 CalArts Alpert Award in Music, he has been commissioned by Bang On A Can, Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, American Composers Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, and others, and has performed with John Zorn, Gary Lucas, Marilyn Crispell, etc., as well as giving solo concerts on 5 continents. His intercultural work has led him to 15 African countries; he co-founded the groups Beta Foly and Burkina Electric and has worked with traditional musicians in Egypt, Uganda, Zimbabwe, etc. He lives in Irvine and Johannesburg.

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WORKSHOP AND CONCERT 1

STRING QUARTET AND PERCUSSION

Musaion Concert Hall (click for location)

ENSEMBLE

Odeion String Quartet & Gerben Grooten

08:00 - 11:00   WORKSHOP

11:00 - 12:00   CONCERT

With works by Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph, Lukas Ligeti, Erin Potgieter, Natali Frenz, Luciano Mincione and Chesney Palmer.

Lukas Ligeti's Oblique narratives for two pianos will be performed by Ben Schoeman and Andre Breet.

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WORKSHOP AND CONCERT 2

ENSEMBLE

Liesl Stoltz (Flute), Morne van Heerden (Clarinet) & Gerben Grooten (Percussion)

08:00 - 11:00   WORKSHOP

11:00 - 12:00   CONCERT

With works by Alexandros Vavatzanidis, Emilio Lorenzo, Lehlogonolo Maphutha, Jeremy Hart and Lukas Ligeti

 

MONDAY, 12 AUGUST 2019 (14:00 - 16:00)

Musaion Lecture Hall 3-3 (click for location)

PRESENTATION SESSION 1

14:00 - 14:55  Lukas Ligeti (Keynote address)

15:00 - 15:25  Karendra Devroop

The South African Jazz Songbook – An orchestral milestone for traditional SA jazz arranged for full orchestra

15:30 - 15:55  Antoni Schonken &

                       Arthur Feder

On the topic of collaboration: a composer's view

 

WEDNESDAY, 14 AUGUST 2019 (14:00 - 16:00)

Musaion Lecture Hall 3-3 (click for location)

PRESENTATION SESSION 2

14:00 - 14:55  Hans Roosenschoon

It's just performing instructions! A humorous look at.....

15:00 - 15:55  Ben Schoeman

Elements of late style in the piano works of Stefans Grové (1922-2014)

 

THURSDAY, 15 AUGUST 2019 (14:00 - 16:00)

Musaion Lecture Hall 3-3 (click for location)

PRESENTATION SESSION 3

14:00 - 14:25  Christo Jankowitz

Maurice Ravel's Jewish Connection

14:30 - 14:55  Theo van Wyk

Alexander Johnson's Kahlolo for Organ (2016): Day of "Judgement"

15:00 - 15:25  Pieter Bezuidenhout &                                       Franco Prinsloo

con(de-)struct: new choral music

15:30 - 15:55  Mageshen Naidoo

Indo-Afro-Jazz Composition: An overview of personal style