Label: Samro - GSE 604,Claremont Records - GSE 604,Graham Sound And Electronics (PTY) Ltd - GSE 604 • Format: Vinyl LP Digital • Country: South Africa • Genre: Electronic, Classical • Style: Contemporary, Experimental, Musique Concrète
Orchestral works form the larger part of his oeuvre for which he has received numerous commissions from all of the most significant commissioning bodies in South Africa. At least performances and broadcasts, nationally in particular but also internationally, have been documented. Numerous reviews and non-peer reviewed articles in magazines are recognized, as well as articles in accredited periodicals that discuss his music, its dissemination and peculiarities.
His discography includes recordings for the SA Broadcasting Corporation's Transcription Service, as well as commercial recordings of his orchestral, choral, electronic and chamber music.
Roosenschoon's Timbila is perhaps among the most significant cross-cultural compositions to have emerged from Hans Roosenschoon - If Music Be Africa, combining a group of traditional marimba players from the Chopi people of Mozambique with a Western symphony orchestra. It is but one example that confirms the composer's continuing interest in works which look to indigenous music for a creative impulse.
But he has also drawn upon other diverse sources resulting in collage-like music that is typically eclectic in character. Hans Roosenschoon has also made important contributions to cultural life in other areas - as a broadcaster and music producer, as an arts administrator, a promoter of South African music, an adjudicator at competitions, and, for some time, as a member of the Board of Directors of SAMRO. Roosenschoon was the recipient in of a Merit Award given by the Cape Tercentenary Foundation in acknowledgement for his contribution to music in the Western Cape.
In he was visiting professor in composition at the Handgun II - Doctors With Knives - Blood Of Machines University, Salzburg. In Roosenschoon was visiting professor in composition at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, and in he presented seminars on his music at the universities of Bristol and York in the UK.
From until Hans Roosenschoon - If Music Be was Director of the Konservatorium at Stellenbosch University. For more information on Hans Roosenschoon please visit his website www. For information on the Konservatorium, Stellenbosch University, consult www. And it takes musical character of no little determination to rise above the pale imitation of any or all of these". Whittall, Arnold. June Hewett, Ivan. New Releases Morgan, Nick Hans Roosenschoon - If Music Be. While certain parameters of the music apply avant-garde techniques, others are often treated in a more conventional way".
May, James. Hudson, Barrie. Evening Express, Aberdeen, Scotland. Viljoen, Nicol. Gaudeamus Kaleidoskoop Aurora Speculum musicae To the tune of — concerto for flute, strings, piano and percussion.
Drie klavierstukke Augurk Goggaboek Organ book Grootste niewedjaar Lux aeterna Evening Express, Aberdeen, Scotland "Roosenschoon's music reflects a personal response to experiences of joy, sorrow, mystery and contradiction, through strong emphases on sound painting, collages of diverse material, structural coherence and the fusion of African elements into his own tonal language".
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