First Semester Colloquia 2013

Colloquia 2012
Colloquia 2011

Konservatorium, Jannasch Hall
Mondays 15:30-17:00

The Department of Music presents a weekly academic presentation and discussion in the form of the Departmental Colloquia. These events take place on Mondays from 15:00 to 16:30 in the Jannasch Hall at the Konservatorium. A wide variety of topics will be presented during the first semester, with a diverse cast of local and international speakers. These events are open for attendance by by the university community and general public and you are cordially invited to join us for these discussions on Monday afternoons.


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First Semester Colloquia 2013

4 February

Nicoll Matt in conversation about the choral works of Morten Lauridsen

11 February

Remarks on Ligeti’s Piano Concerto
Dr Ralf Kohler (Stellenbosch University)

18 February

Eoan: Our Story: The process of making a book
Dr Hilde Roos and Wayne Muller (Stellenbosch University)

25 February

Dialogue with German cellist Friedrich Gauwerky

4 March

Contemporary performance practice of art music in South Africa: A practice-based research inquiry
Dr Mareli Stolp (Rhodes University) talks about her PhD dissertation

11 March

Contextual readings of analysis and compositional process in selected works by Arnold van Wyk, 1916-1983
Dr Matildie Thom-Wium (University of the Free State) talks about her PhD dissertation

18 March

Songs from the wood: Environment, sound art, and the Documenta 13
Prof. Markus Böggemann (Universität Kassel)



Colloquia 2012

6 February

Sing unto the Lord a new song’: Status and identity in synagogue choirs
Dr. Stephen Muir (University of Leeds, UK)

13 February

Lion’s Share: Intellectual Property Rights and the South African Music industry
Prof. Veit Erlmann (Butler School of Music University of Texas at Austin)

20 February

The jazz photography of Basil Breakey
Niklas Zimmer (University of Cape Town)

27 February

Vocal hygiene and voice management
Vanessa Tait-Jones (Stellenbosch University)

5 March

Adorno’s Aesthetics of Music
Dr. Ralf Kohler (Stellenbosch University)

12 March

The South African Jewish Music Archive and a short introduction to Klezmer music
Fay Singer (Cape Town) and Annemie Stimie (University of South Africa)

19 March

Op soek na die stomme JC
Johan Cloete (Cape Town)

26 March

The wild and weird charm of the concertina: Boeremusiek and Blackface Minstrelsy
Willemien Froneman (Stellenbosch University)

16 April

Parading respectability: The Christmas Bands movement in the Western Cape and the constitution of subjectivity
Dr. Sylvia Bruinders (University of Cape Town)

23 April

Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph’s Masada: In the wake of the unspoken cultural alliance

Annemie Stimie (University of South Africa)

30 April

Musiek sonder 'n mark
Louis Heyneman (Head Executive Officer, Cape Philharmonic Orchestra)

7 May

Così fan tutte – Così facciamo: A decade’s journey on the road less travelled
Hans Huyssen (Stellenbosch University)

14 May

Reflections on academic and artistic collaboration: The Boeremusiek project
Willemien Froneman (Stellenbosch University) and Niklas Zimmer (University of Cape Town)

6 August
‘Sterkte’ in Sterkfontein: Towards a composing culture in South Africa
Prof. Michael Blake (Stellenbosch University)

13 August

Second thoughts: On the implications of re-writing
Prof. Christine Lucia (Stellenbosch University)

20 August

Exploring the colonial soundscape: The fifteen Meent Borcherds keyboard pieces
Erik Dippenaar (Royal College of Music, London)

27 August
Ralf Kohler in conversation with composer Theo Herbst.

17 September
Van Bethlehem tot Blaauwbergstrand: Die oue, die nuwe en die eie in Stefans Grové se oeuvre
Prof. Izak Grové

15 October
Sex, lies and a concerto
Prof. Chris Walton

22 October
Archery and cello playing - two sides of the same coin?
Dalena Roux



  Michael Blake       Erik Dippenaar      

Colloquia 2011

31 January

The concept of ‘racial purity’ in music, discussed in connection with the Nazi exhibition ‘Entartete Musik’, shown at Düsseldorf in 1938
Dr. Albrecht Dümling (Berlin)

7 February

The frog and the nightingale: About very slow and very fast tempi during the 18th century
Willem Kroesbergen (Cape Town)

14 February

HIPP (Historically Informed Performance Practice) after Taruskin
Hans Huyssen (University of Stellenbosch, PhD)

21 February

“52 Niggers” – a word-sound investigation of Julius Eastman's caged negratas followed by a discussion on black composition, institutional racism – compliance and subversion, sex and classical music, history and power
Stacy Hardy and DJ Boeta G (Cape Town)

28 February

Beethoven's Six Cello Sonatas - A modern interpretation inspired by the recommendations of Carl Czerny and the current discourse on historically informed performance practice
Dr. Stewart Young (Cape Town) and Peter Martens (University of Stellenbosch, PhD) in conversation with Prof. Winfried Lüdemann (University of Stellenbosch)

7 March

The Aesthetics of Emergence. Music and Complexity
Prof. Paul Cilliers (University of Stellenbosch)

14 March

The Pan African Space Station – a music space programme by global Africa
Neo Myanga (Cape Town)

28 March

Tribute to Hubert du Plessis

4 April

Afrikaaps – die dokumentêr
Dylan Valley (Cape Town)

11 April

Beethoven, Dedication, and the Piano Sonata Opus 110
Artur Pereira (Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester)

18 April

Die kortstondige raklewe van Anastasia W
Marthinus Basson (University of Stellenbosch), Braam du Toit (Swellendam) and Prof. Marlene van Niekerk (University of Stellenbosch)

28 April

Being Human and being a Musician
Hans Huyssen (University of Stellenbosch, PhD)

9 May

Voice of the piano
Keith Goodwill (Stellenbosch)

18 July

Feedback from the recent SASRIM and IASPM conferences
Chris van Rhyn (PhD): SASRIM feedback
Paula Fourie: IASPM feedback

25 July

Composition students in conversation about their music
Antoni Schonken (MMus, University of Stellenbosch)

1 August

The instrumental cantus firmus compositions by Eustache du Caurroy
Prof. Rebekka Sandmeier (University of Cape Town)

8 August

The dissemination of the Italian guitar repertory in the world
Prof. Giuseppe Ficara (Conservatorio Statale di Musica ‘G. Rossini’ di Pesaro, Italy)

15 August

22 August

All memory is present - The opening of the archive
Craig Matthew and Michael Wilson (Doxa Productions, Cape Town)

29 August

Composition students in conversation about their music
Maretha Hattingh (BMusHons, University of Stellenbosch)
Jan-Hendrik Harley (MMus, University of Stellenbosch)

12 September

Vocal hygiene: The essential guide to vocal health for singers and professional voice users
Vanessa Tait-Jones (Universiteit van Stellenbosch)
Postponed to 2012.

19 September

Melodramatic Possessions: The Flying Dutchman and the Imperial Stage
Prof. James Davies (University of California, Berkeley)

26 September

Focus on Roelof Temmingh
Prof. Roelof Temmingh in gesprek oor eie werk

3 October

'You can't listen alone': On the sociality of listening among South African jazz appreciation societies
Brett Pyper (PhD, New York University and CEO, KKNK)

10 October

Rap and mutations of values in 2000s France: Diam's as an 'unidentified political object'
Prof. Denis-Constant Martin (University of Bordeaux)

17 October
Notes in the margin: Conversation with Jill Richards

24 October

Unfinished symphonies: The art of Bonsai
Prof. Winfried Lüdemann (University of Stellenbosch)


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