||the Hartbeespoortdam is situated in the North-Western Province
of S.A. place of holiday, watersports and party. I created this
track for a house party there.
||techno dance type piece with a darker classical undercurrent.
I like this one! let's dance and move!
||piano improvisation playing within the boundlessness of atonality
||a racing adrenaline-rushing piece following a nasty, but quirky
domestic brawl. from the Gumbo soundtrack (physical theatre piece).
||Moving Chicago theme
||a gentle melody setting the mood for the poetry/visual feast
of "Moving Chicago". comfortable and easy harmonies sit well with
this slic American city.
||Pearl Fisher Fantasy
||I got myself into a fix by offering to arrange any music piece
as a prize to a concert lottery. the lovely duet ("au fond du
temple sainte") from The Pearl Fishers (Bizet opera) was given.
I did not work off a recording, thus only elaborating on the basic
theme as I could remember it..
||arrangement of a Xhosa-inspired motive given by singer Nolufefe
||soft morning prayer
||like an opening up towards something new.. soft pad sounds,
gently lifting the spirit
||fast moving piano in baroque style along with strings spiccato,
bass pizzicato and some percussion. Recorded for the fun of it!
||i called this "bluegrass" not for any accurate reasons. using
those preset percussions again..
||a "church-style" arrangement of 'Tamacun' by Rodrigo y Gabriela
(created for a wedding exit moment)
||sound scape to a poem about the fast fleeting leaves of the
autumnal season as it approaches the comforting hearth of winter..
its subtle beauties and stark abundance revealed
||music for a student presentation poems, this one to a languid
contemplative Shakespeare, going over into a rapper rendition
of the same poem
||a very standard african groove cycle, in my own piano-way, plus,
well ja, a couple of orchestral additions
||a suspended feel of peace. cello playing flowing lines over
an opalescent sea.
||You are the One
||iIn 2001 i was asked to be music director for the South African
Woman of the Year Gala. this is the arrangement for the main song,
then sung by luminary voices including diva Sibongile Khumalo.