Paper and performance at Harvard

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Dr Chris van Rhyn recently attended the third instalment of the Hearing Landscape Critically series of conferences, which was held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 14 to 16 January 2015. The aim of this project is “to transform our sense of sound in landscape, and to document, investigate, and provoke critical encounters between the social and acoustic agents involved in the formations of landscape” (from hearinglandscapecritically.net). Dr van.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Jaco Meyer [student]

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Programme & Year: PhD in Musicology & Music Analysis Hometown: Rustenburg Instrument(s): Pen and paper. These are my instruments that I use to compose. I play piano and pipe organ, amongst others, but it is very important to me to understand how different instruments work and what their possibilities are, even though I cannot necessarily play them. Professional ideals: To compose and conduct research on a full-time basis. Top 5.


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New Music Week — 2-8 August 2014

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Following the New Music Week presented by the Odeion School of Music in Bloemfontein during 2013, the NWU School of Music will host another New Music Week at the Conservatory in Potchefstroom during the first week of August. This event is presented in collaboration with the Odeion School of Music (UFS) and the Wits School of Arts, with the support of the SAMRO Foundation. The 27 activities during the New.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Prof Hannes Taljaard

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Date of appointment: I was appointed as temporary part-time lecturer for the first time in 1997, and in January 2004 as permanent member of staff. Qualifications completed: BMus, Honours BMus, Honours BA (French Literature), MMus (Musicology), DMus (Composition). Teaching responsibilities: It is a long list! Composition, Music Rudiments, Music Theory, postgraduate supervision, and Keyboard Skills. Performance interests: Performing in ensembles that work with dancers — I haven’t done it yet,.


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Helgaard Steyn Award — Biggest composition prize in South Africa

Helgaard Steyn Award — Biggest composition prize in South Africa

The Helgaard Steyn Awards have been offered annually since 1987 for exceptional works of art created in the preceding four years. The award is offered on a rotating basis for composition, painting, Afrikaans literature and sculpture. This year, the award will again be presented to a South African composer of art music (“serious music”) for a work or works that had been composed in 2010-2013 and have also been performed.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Armand Moolman [student]

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Armand Moolman [student]

Curriculum & Year: BMus, 4th year Instrument(s): Piano and Composition Professional ideals: To become a Music Theory lecturer or composer-in-residence at a university. Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Mahler — Symphony No. 6 2. Beethoven — Piano Sonata, Op. 28 3. Webern — Fünf Sätze für Streichquartet, Op. 5 4. Smetana — Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 15 5. Mumford and Sons Which personal music experiences are most memorable to.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Chris van Rhyn

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Date of appointment: 1 January 2014 Teaching responsibilities: Music Theory, Music Technology, Postgraduate supervision Performance interests: I studied the piano and saxophone at university, and subsequently had a few years of voice training. (I’ve sung in choirs most of my life.) Research interests: My research is currently focused on art music composition in Africa (analysis and critical theory), and the South African-born British composer Priaulx Rainier. Who are/were your professional.


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