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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Blake, Michael - M - South Africa 

 
 

 

Biography

Michael Blake (born Cape Town, 1951), composer, pianist, writer and teacher, studied in Johannesburg (BMus), London (MMus) and Grahamstown (PhD). Since 2000 set up ISCM South Africa, New Music Indaba, Bow Project and Sterkfontein Composers Meeting. Premieres during 2013-14 in Tokyo, Paris (Festival d’Automne commission), Vienna (MIAGI commission), and performances in Cologne, Ghent, Milan, Lyon, Lithuania, New York, Peru, East Africa and Bruges (Ars Musica). Current and forthcoming projects: String Quartet No 5, “Voices” for 16 solo voices and collaboration with artist Sean Blem and dancer Hideto Heshiki. Currently Artist in Residence, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, South Africa. The Musical Times described his work as“Music not of place, but of time. Blake is not unsure of who he is and where he lives. He is not obsessed with Africa, nor is he chained to ‘the West’. He is perhaps the first South African composer to be unselfconsciously an African composer. His are the blueprints and stratagems of a new cosmopolitan South African sound.”

 

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