Arts advocacy organization NewMusicSA(link is external) will introduce an online music series called Stories We Told Ourselves as a feature of the current year’s Digital Indaba at the National Arts Festival Makhanda on 10 July.
The series is courtesy of the National Arts Council (NAC) and an expert advancement award from the Arts and Culture Trust and Nedbank and was curated by author and music instructor Daniel Hutchinson.
six artists, including Reza Khota, Zorada Temmingh, and Nicholas Aphane – who will showcase their improvisations on jazz guitar, pipe piano organ, and expressive dance – as well as composers Eugene Skeef, Garth Erasmus, and Kyla-Rose Smith, who will fuse original scores with photography, poetry and visual art. The show will weave together every craftsman’s experience of seclusion during the COVID-19 lockdown and see them share the accounts that assisted them with adapting during this period.
NewMusicSA’s undertakings this year follow Digital Indaba’s subject of Connectedness and incorporate the previously mentioned series, a show series, a call for scores, workshops, outreach local area exercises, and the dispatching of new works.
Advanced Indaba is a contemporary music program upheld by the Rupert Music Foundation, the NAC, Arts and Culture Trust-Nedbank, the International Society for Contemporary Music, and the Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO).
“Our series endeavored to address the subject from six distinct points and present this work on the web,” Hutchinson said. “I like how the charged craftsmen not just discovered inventive approaches to introduce their work outwardly, yet in addition delved profound into the fruitful interdisciplinary ground to make the performance pieces for this series.”
Stories We Told Ourselves will begin at 7 pm CAT and intrigued watchers can watch it here(link is outside).
Also, NewMusicSA, in association with SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation, and the NAC, will give a workshop series four weeks after week online courses all through July. The first online class will be hung on 11 July at 5pm CAT, and will highlight the guardian and craftsmen of Stories We Told Ourselves. Watchers can stream the online course here(link is outside).
The other online courses will be committed to the new scores appointed by NewMusicSA for Digital Indaba and its show series, which debuted among March and May. Each online class will be communicated from 5pm CAT on 15, 22 and 29 July. Intrigued watchers can watch them by means of the accompanying connections here(link is outside), here(link is outer) and here(link is outside).