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

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Schonken , Antoni - M - South Africa 

 
 

 

Biography

ANTONI SCHONKEN (1987‐) is a student of composition at Stellenbosch University under Hans Roosenschoon. He was awarded his BMus cum laude in 2009, BMus(Hons) cum laude in 2011 and MMus cum laude in 2013. Currently, he is studying towards a PhD with a focus on developing a generalised theory of orchestration practice. He is a double recipient of the prestigious Harry Crossley Scholarship for postgraduate research, and in 2014, Antoni was announced the winner of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition for Composers. Schonken’s compositions, which display elements of minimalism, impressionism and indigenous Southern African styles, have already received some critical acclaim. In recent reviews, his music is described as finely choreographed with a keen focus on developing vocal qualities within instrumental genres, while his rare compassion for the African soundscape gives his musical idiom a deeply stirring authenticity. Schonken has received commissions from a number of professional ensembles and institutions including the Goethe Institute and Oxford University, and currently he represents Africa as one of six composers from around the globe working on the World Mass project. KOMPOS (Composers of Stellenbosch) is a project founded by Schonken in 2010, which serves to aid young composers in realising performances of new compositions. Since its initiation, it has aided students in the performance of over two hundred of their works.

 

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