Catch the PASS curatorial team of Ntone Edjabe and Neo Muyanga (the Heliocentrics) in conversation on “Intercultural composition and Pan African re-emerging and merging in music” as part of GIPCA’s Emerging Modernities programme at the University of Cape Town, February 18 – 20.
Their discussion forms part of a two day event aimed at exploring the current conceptual issues surrounding the notions of redefining contemporary identities and art.
In addition to sessions that critically reflect on existing bodies of work, the event will also host the première of a work composed by Wits University’s Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph and UCT’s Anri Herbst as part of a research project on indigenous knowledge systems, focussing on the preservation of Xhosa overtone singing. A concert will be held on Saturday evening featuring the Ngqoko Women’s Ensemble, showcasing their unique music style. The second half will comprise the Women’s ensemble with 13 instrumentalists, conducted by Alexander Fokkens, performing originally composed music by Zaidel-Rudolph, Christo Jankowitz and Kerryn Tracey.
The conference also hosts the première of Peter van Heerden and Anne Historical’s installation work Monument, which will take place at the Castle of Good Hope. Another site specific performance will be In House by Ntsoana Contemporary Dance, featuring Sello Pesa and other performers.