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NewMusicSA is proud to announce the bi-annual New Music Indaba 2015 which will take place at the Odeion School of Music (UFS) from 22-26 July 2015 in Bloemfontein.

The New Music Indaba is once again made possible thanks to the continued generous support of the National Arts Council (NAC), the National Lotteries Board (NLB), Business Arts South Africa (BASA) and the Samro Foundation.

As a symbol of their commitment to the music of our times the Odeion School of Music (OSM) has been most generous in offering their assistance and facilities for the festival, which will feature a wide range of contemporary art music from South Africa and abroad.

Some of the highlights include works to celebrate Boulez' 90th year as well as newly commissioned works by Pierre-Henri Wicomb and Diale Mabitsela. We are also very excited to be able to feature the works of Charlotte Seither with the kind assistance of the Sylt Foundation. Another major event on the programme will be a showcase of new works by Lukas Ligeti for larger ensembles, supported by the Goethe Institut.

The New Music Indaba this year will continue the tradition of introducing new works by a diverse range of composers to life on stage with the help of the South African New Music Ensemble (SANME) under the direction of Robert Fokkens, the Odeion School of Music Camerata (OSCM) under the direction of Xavier Cloete, the Choir of Christ Church Arcadia under the direction of George King and the Odeion Vocal Consort under the direction of Lance Phillip. It will also feature works by leading figures such as Robert Fokkens, Kevin Volans and Hendrik Hofmeyr, to name but a few. At the same time there will be an exciting range of workshops and lectures offered, as well as a roundtable discussion of the current state of new music in South Africa.

There will also be activities like improvisation sessions in the days leading up to the event and a choral mass at the Bloemfontein Anglican Cathedral afterwards. Please find more details about the event as well as the full concert schedule from the following link to on the NewMusicSA

For more inquiries please contact:
Curator New Music Indaba 2015
Douglas Scott +27 76 464 7514


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Neliswa Emeni-Tientcheu: +27 51 401 2536
Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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