Thursday 11 September 2014
    Goethe Institute, Johannesburg
    UNYAZI AT GOETHE: The South African New Music Ensemble will premiere new work by Maxim Starcke, commissioned by NewMusicSA. Also featuring works by Jürgen Bräuninger, Angie Mullins, Georg Friedrich Haas and Mocke Jansen van Veuren / Theresa Collins.

Stroompie: Continuo is an expansion of the electronic-based soundscape composition Stroompie and was commissioned by New Music SA for the South African New Music Ensemble for première at Unyazi Electronic Music Festival 2014. It can be said to be a direct descendent of Starcke’s masters dissertation Aspects of Landscape Music and consists partly of field recordings, acousmatic music, live sampling with electronically enhanced- and acoustic instrumentation. These various elements connect to the composer’s personal experiences within sacred natural environments in the Western Cape’s Overberg region, childhood memories, clan/family gatherings, sound transformation via electronics and sound ecology within the Cape Floral Kingdom.

The South African New Music Ensemble:
Jill Richards (piano) · Waldo Alexander (violin) · Morne van Heerden (clarinet) · Frank Mallows (percussion) · Marguerite Spies (cello) · Brydon Bolton (double bass) · conducted by Gerben Grooten
with Maxim Starcke - laptop/electronics


* STARCKE ARTS (DJ Set) feat LISA B | The Headspace, Rocking the Daisies Festival, Cloof Wine Estate | Sat 4 Oct, 13:00