Discipline of Music

Durban Noise Authors

Durban Noise Authors

Jürgen Bräuninger

brauning@ukzn.ac.za

is an Associate Professor at the School of Music, University of KwaZulu-Natal, lecturing mainly in composition and music technology. He studied in Stuttgart with Ulrich Süsse and Erhard Karkoschka and at San Jose State University with Allen Strange and Dan Wyman. Besides many works for various ensembles/soloists and electronic media (some in collaboration with Matthew Brubeck, Feya Faku, Reinhard Febel, Sazi Dlamini, Ulrich Süsse, and Dan Wyman as well as poet Ari Sitas), he has also contributed to film scores (e.g. The Lawnmower Man) and a number of Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre productions (e.g. A South African Siddhartha and Ahimsa-Ubuntu). His more recent composition ihlathi is available on Southern Cones: Music out of Africa and South America (Leonardo Music Journal CD Series Volume 10, distributed by www.cdemusic.org), Limes X plus One (dml records CD018, www.dml-records.de), and The Bow Project (www.tutl.com).

as composer

Orchestral:

1   Timesteps

  • 1984   16′   for chamber orchestra  (14 players), first performed by members of the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Hankinson (conductor).

2   Saxomanie

  • 1981 12’30   for saxophone(s) solo and orchestra, commissioned by Süddeutscher Rundfunk Stuttgart (Studiotage leichter Musik – Wolfram Rörig),
  • first performed by Bernd Konrad (saxophone/s) and Radio-Sinfonie Orchester Stuttgart, Werner Andreas Albert (conductor).
  • Available on:  Vibraphony-Saxomanie, Ornament Records, CH-7.924

Chamber:

3   Times of Deliverance

  • 2011 ca. 6’30 for voice, flute, cello, percussion, and piano, first performed by Ensemble Zora

4   The Madama Fragments

5   Barbarism

  • 1998/2009 ca. 4’00 for soprano, tenor, piano, violin, violoncello, first performed by The Chamber Music Company London, Hanli Stapela (sop), Siyabonga Maqungo (ten), at New Music Indaba, 2 October 2009, UNISA, Sunnyside Concert Hall, Pretoria

6   abyss ps

  • 2008 ca. 1’30 for clarinet solo, first performed by Natalie Harris at New Music Indaba 2008, Atrium, Wits University, Johannesburg

7   13 very short movies 4 saxophones 0 electronics

  • 2002 ca. 8’00 for saxophone quartet, first performed by Stockholm Saxophone Quartet

8   jiwé

  • 2005   5’30 collective composition with Sazi Dlamini, commissioned by New Music Indaba, for ugubhu musical bow, vocals, percussion and string quartet, first performed by Sazi Dlamini and Sontonga String Quartet.
  • Available on:  The Bow Project, TUTL Records, FKT044.

9a   3 for 5 – deleted scenes

  • 2006   3’40 for wind quintet, first performed by JPO Winds.

9b   5 for 3 – deleted scenes

  • 2006   3’40 for string trio, first performed by Gillespie Trio.

Music for films:

10   The Lawnmower Man

  • contributing composer and complete score realization, Allied Vision Lane Pringle Productions in association with Fuji Eight Co. Ltd., distributed by New Line Cinema Corporation (worldwide), USA 1992

11   The Dead Pit

  • orchestration and additional music, Cornerstone Production Company, USA, distributed by Skouras, 1989

Computer Video:

12   Xherone

  • 1986   23′   commissioned by >Tage für Neue Musik< Stuttgart 1986, realized at Vista Sound Studio, Monte Sereno, California and CADRE Institute, San Jose, California.

Computer Installations:

13   Xherone 1.2

  • 1989 an interactive video/music Installation – Joel Slayton (art director), Kelvin Chan (systems engineer) – for National Computer Graphics Association Arts Conference, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA., June 1-30, 1989

14    Xherone 1.1

  • 1988    an  interactive video/music Installation – Joel Slayton (art director), Kelvin Chang (systems engineer) – for San Francisco State University, Distinguished Artists Forum, 1988

Audio Book:

15   Mrs. Faust Remembers

  • 1986   54′   written by David Basckin, directed and composed by Jürgen Bräuninger, performed by Catherine Farren and Peter Larlham, recorded at Gerald Lapierre Electro-Acoustic Music Studio, University of Natal and Mike Westcott Studio, Durban (voices). Limited private edition.

Tape/cd and acoustic instruments:

16  torture/taxis

17   ja-ja-ja@

  • 2008   8’00  collective composition with Ulrich Süsse for solo wind instrument and electronic media, first performed by Brett Alborough, clarinet.

18   DDD (or: Darragh Does Durban)

  • 2007   11’50  for prepared violin and electronic media, requested by Darragh Morgan, first performed by Geza Kayser (Durban) and Darragh Morgan (Sheffield).

19   Yinkosi Yeziziba

  • 2002   12’00 collective composition with Sazi Dlamini, Kompositionsauftrag des/ commissioned by Südwestrundfunk, Germany for umrhube and udloko musical bows, vocals, percussion and electronic sounds, first performed by Sazi Dlamini.

20   sloggin’ with a zol

  • 2000   7’00 for piano, pianist with leg rattles, electronic sounds and words by Ari Sitas, first performed by Marcel Worms.

21    ihlathi

  • 1999   4’30 for umakhweyana, electronic sounds and poem by Alfred Temba Qabula, first performed by Angela Impey.
  • Available on:  Leonardo Music Journal  Vol.10 CD Companion, MIT Press. ISAST 10 EMF
  • CD 027.

 

22   Monde’s Mambo Dali’s Jambo

  • 1996   3’30 for double bass solo and voice samples, first performed by Lex Futshane.

23   Morphology

  • 1996  for trumpet, saxophone, piano, double bass, sampled sounds
  • I : LOVE AT FIRST SIGH 3’59
  • II : CADAVRES EXQUIS 4’34
  • III : FRÖHLICHER KANNIBALISMUS 3’38
  • first performed by Brian Thusi, Dusty Cox, Nishlyn Ramana, Lex Futshane.

24   CURTAINs

  • 1995   1’15 for solo wind instrument and tape, first performed by Dusty Cox.

25a   … anywhere far

  • 1991 ca. 21′  collective composition with Ulrich Süsse for instruments and tape realized at Gerald Lapierre Electro-Acoustic MusicStudio, University of Natal and Studio für elektronische Musik, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, first performed by SÜDPOOL Ensemble.
  • Available on:  Mike Rossi and Ulrich Süsse – Two in One. 2003. CD MRUS 4047. Track 4, 14:22.
  • Available on:  Limes X. 2004. dml-records, CD-018. Tracks 12-18, 28:37.

25b   … anywhere far

  • 2002 16′  collective composition with Ulrich Süsse for string orchestra, soloists, projections and tape realized at Gerald Lapierre Electro-Acoustic MusicStudio, University of Natal and Studio für elektronische Musik, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, first performed by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester (Bernd Ruf, cond.), Gregor Hübner (vl.), and Patrick Bebey (fl., perc., sanza).

25c   … anywhere far

  • 2005 20′  collective composition with Ulrich Süsse for full orchestra, soloists, projections and tape realized at Gerald Lapierre Electro-Acoustic MusicStudio, University of Natal and Studio für elektronische Musik, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, first performed by Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen (Bernd Ruf, cond.), Gregor Hübner (vl.), and Patrick Bebey (fl., perc., sanza).

26   Barnsley’s Chaos Game

  • 1990  7’30  for flute, piano, and tape, first performed by Lara Allen and Christine Lucia.

27   Be-Bounce

  • 1987  15’30  collective composition with Matthew Brubeck for cello and digital cello samples realized at Gerald Lapierre Electro-Acoustic MusicStudio, University of Natal, first performed by Matthew Brubeck.

28   Between Nowhere And Now Here – Again

29   The Unanswered Question – Revisited

  • 1986   8′  for oboe and quadrophonic tape realized at Gerald Lapierre Electro-Acoustic MusicStudio, University of Natal, first performed by Gerrit Bon.

30   YEAH!

  • 1984    20′  collective composition with Ulrich Süsse for 2 pianos and 2 clarinets and tape realized at Studio für elektronische Musik at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, first performed by Darius Brubeck (piano), Paul Schwarz (piano), Bernd Konrad (clarinet), Evan Ziporyn (clarinet).
  • Available on: Mike Rossi and Ulrich Süsse – Two in One. 2003. CD MRUS 4047. Track 8, 18:13.

31   Between Nowhere And Now Here

  • 1984   6’30   collective composition with Ulrich Süsse
  • for variable instruments and tape realized at Studio für elektronische Musik at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, first performed by Darius Brubeck (piano), Paul Schwarz (piano), Bernd Konrad (clarinet), Evan Ziporyn (clarinet).
  • Available on: Jazz und Elektronik Live at the Baxter. CapeTown Sound. Track 3.

32   D-ART-S

  • 1981          10’03  collective composition with Ulrich Süsse for vibraphone and tape realized at Studio für elektronische Musik at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, commissioned by Süddeutscher Rundfunk Stuttgart, first performed by David Friedman (vibraphone).
  • Available on:  Vibraphony-Saxomanie  Ornament, CH-7.924

33   V

  • 1982            9′  collective composition with Ulrich Süsse for vibraphone and tape realized at Studio für elektronische Musik at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, commissioned by Süddeutscher Rundfunk Stuttgart, first performed by David Friedman (vibraphone).

Tape and solo dancers:

34   The Tam Tam Tape

  • 1979/80   realized at Studio für elektronische Musik at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, first performed by Claudia Romey (pantomime).
  • Available on: Elektronische Musik: konkret-instrumental-vokal,  Ornament Edition Neue Musik, CH-7.921

35   Panta Rhei

  • 1978/79   11’40   words: Wieland Geisenhainer, voices: Claudia Romey and Ulrike Götz, realized at Studio für elektronische Musik at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, first performed by Luitgard Feiks (dance).         

36   “___________________”

  • (for   (sometimes sixteen)
  • Steinway-Grand-Piano(s)
  • and Her (She’s the One))
  • 1977/78   10’20   realized at Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik Stuttgart, first performed by Claudia Romey (movement).

Electro-acoustic tapes:

37   bowscape (Tsiki’s got a headache)

  • 2005   2’30  concrete sounds (bow, voice, ambience)
  • Available on:  The Bow Project, TUTL Records, FKT044.

38   A Mask and a Preamble

  • 1996   9″   for guitar samples.

39   Baboon-Part 3

  • 1988   7’30   a Durban Soundscape Project, stereo tape collage realized at Gerald Lapierre Electro-Acoustic Music Studio University of Natal.

40   The Shape of Things to Come

  • 1986   14’50  quadrophonic tape collage realized at Gerald Lapierre Electro-Acoustic Music Studio University of Natal.

41   Bass-Auf

  • 1984   6’41   collective composition with Ulrich Süsse, stereo tape collage realized at Studio für elektronische Musik at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart (Bernd Konrad – saxophones, clarinets).
  • Available on:  Vibraphony-Saxomanie  Ornament, CH-7.924
  • Available on: Mike Rossi and Ulrich Süsse – Two in One. 2003. CD MRUS 4047. Track 6, 6:50.

Multimedia / music theatre:

42   Transfigured Ritual

  • 2003   14′   for trumpet, piano, violoncello, electric bass, page turner, DVD and simultaneous projection of Maya Deren’s 1946 silent film Ritual in Transfigured Time.
  • first performed by Marcus Wyatt, Michael Blake, Helen Hucksley, Julia Rynam, and Carlo Mombelli at National Arts Festival Grahamstown.

43   Dead Fish And Dreams Of Love Again

  • 1996     100′   musical theatre (‘opera’) based on a libretto by Ari Sitas orchestra: 2.2.2.2  – 2.2.1.0 – perc (4), e-keyboards (2), tape – 10.0.8.6.4

44   Saro-Wiwa / Requiem

  • 1996  poems by Alfred Temba Qabula  for reciter, trumpet, saxophone, piano, double bass, sampled sounds
  • I: PETROLEUM / TO YOU NIGERIA ca 3′
  • II: NIGERIAN ENTROPY ca 4’30
  • III: NIGHT OVER NIGERIA ca 5’30
  • IV: LAMENT ca 2′
  • first performed by Jerry Pooe, Dusty Cox, Brian Thusi, Nishlyn Ramana, Lex Futshane.

45   A Composition of Note

  • 1995   3′ for reciter, radio microphone and tape, first performed by Colin Moss.

46   So it goes

  • 1988   44′   ‘assorted sketches’  for four strings, voices and quadrophonic tape (Version 1.0: Sort of an Introduction, Vienna 1827, Interlude, Reflex and Bone Rattle, Between Nowhere And Now Here – Already Again, The Oranges & Lemons Attempt, The Oranges & Lemons Variations, Another Interlude, Thou Pluckest Me Out, Karl’s Son, White Bodies Naked, Durban 1987) first performed by Natal Philharmonic String Quartet, Richard Salmon and Lara Allen.

47  Music for a Multivision 

  • 1981                  multivision on arts education in Baden-Württemberg, produced by the Secretary of Sciences and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, first performed in Landespavilion, Baden-Baden.

48   Inside Insects I

  • 1981                  12′  for electronic ensemble and visuals, first performed by Ulrike Götz (voice & bottle), David Mason (voice & saxophone), Helmut Weber (e-piano), Ulrich Süsse (synthesizer), Jürgen Bräuninger (additional sounds).
  • Available on: tasteN @ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XPO10S/ref=dm_sp_alb

49   Facephase

  • 1981                      23′  realized at Studio für elektronische Musik at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, first performed by Gerhard’s Marionetten Schwäbisch Hall.

50   Kleid-Klang

  • 1980 for ‘Klangkleider’ and quadrophonic tape, first performed by Mirjam Hermelink and Angelika Holzinger.

51   Pinba(ch)ll

  • collective composition with Ulrich Süsse und David Mason for pinball machine, soprano, piano, vocoder, harp, mbira, conga and octet.                 

Graphic Scores:

52   π 440 no

53   String Bandits

  • 1983   11’30  for electric guitar and violin, first performed by Pat and Allen Strange.

Keyboard solo:

54   Windspiel

55  Russian Dolls

  • 1990  6’30  for piano (this piece also exists in form of a multitrack MIDI file), first performed by Christine Lucia.

Theatre music / incidental music / dance drama:

56  The Beautiful Ones Must Be Born (J Pather)

  • 2005 (Part 1, 3, 5)
  • Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre   Dance Umbrella Johannesburg, 5+6 March 2005.

57   Home (J Pather)

  • 2003 (Playground: Introduction + Shrieks + Thabo’s Ties)
  • Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre   National Arts Festival Grahamstown, 27+28+29 June 2003.

58   Thathamachance (J Pather)

  • 2001  ca. 20′    Soundscape/collage for two CDs and two CD-players set to random play. Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre  FNB VIta Dance Umbrella, Johannesburg, 10 March 2001.

59    Laws of Recall (J Pather)

  • 2000  24′   Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre  (processing and re-arrangement of W.A. Mozart’s Requiem) Jomba! Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban, 21 August 2000.

60   A South African Siddhartha (J Pather)

  • 1999  82′   Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre  (with additional music by Deepak Ram, Philip Glass/Ravi Shankar, Paul Schwarz and from The Mahabharata Original Soundtrack) National Festival of the Arts,  Grahamstown 1999.
  • FNB Vita Contemporary Choreography and Dance Awards 1999/2000: Best Choreography.

61  Shifting Spaces Tilting Times (J Pather)

  • 1998  25′   Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre
  • Opening of International Writers Festival, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban, 2.3.98 – Wits Theatre, Johannesburg, FNB Dance Umbrella, 19-20.3.98 -Playhouse Drama, Durban, ‘Back2Back’ dance season, 28-31. March 1998.

62   Unclenching The Fist (J Pather)

  • 1997  6’26  additional music (‘Unclenched Fist’) for Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre, Playhouse, Durban.

63a   Ahimsa-Ubuntu (J Pather and F Meer)

  • 1995  40′  Springfield College of Education, Institute for Black Research book launch ‘The South African Gandhi’; guest of honour: Shrimati Sonia Gandhi, special guest: President Nelson R. Mandela – 10/9/95 11.15 SABC CCV (excerpts) and 24/9/95 22.00 SABC TV1 (complete).

63b   Ahimsa-Ubuntu (J Pather and F Meer)

  • 1996   70′  Playhouse: Opera, Durban and India/Sri Lanka tour October/ November 96.                                     

64   Charred Loving  (A Sitas)

  • 1993  National Festival of the Arts  Grahamstown
  • directors: Junaid Achmed and Ari Sitas

65   Mrs. Faust Remembers  (D Basckin)

  • 1986  National Festival of the Arts  Grahamstown
  • director: Dennis Schauffer

66   Raskolnikoff 1990  (A Dostojewski)

  • 1981  Theater > Tri-Bühne < Stuttgart
  • director: Michael Koerber

67  Hungrige Träume in Duft erlöst  (M Koerber)

  • 1982  Theater > Tri-Bühne < Stuttgart
  • director: Edith Bäumker

68   Romeo und Julia  (W Shakespeare)

  • 1981  Theater > Tri-Bühne < Stuttgart
  • director: Michael Koerber

69   Von der Freundlichkeit der Welt  (B Brecht)

  • 1981  Theater > Tri-Bühne < Stuttgart
  • director: Edith Bäumker

70   Medea (Euripides)

  • 1980  Theater > Tri-Bühne < Stuttgart
  • director: Michael Koerber

as producer

  • The Little Library Maths Kit. Cambridge University Press. Cape Town. 1996.
  • Gathering Forces II live in Durban. B&W Music BW046. London. 1994.
  • Cow Bells and Tortoise Shells (Pedro Espi-Sanchis). Talking Drum Productions. Cape Town. 1993.
  • Stories and Songs from the Little Library. R.E.A.D. Education Trust. Johannesburg. 1993. (re-published as The Little Library Reading Kit. Cambridge University Press. Cape Town. 1996.
  • There Is No Failure (New Heaven’s Ambassadors, Mpophomeni). Culture and Working Life Project. Durban. 1993.
  • Art Gecko (Counterculture). B&W Music BW025. London. 1993.
  • Another Lion on the Path: Stories from Zimbabwe told by Pedro Espi-Sanchis. Talking Drum Productions. Cape Town. 1993.
  • Celebrating Oral Tradition: Bandlululondini! (various praise poets). Culture and Working Life Project/Congress of South African Writers. Durban. 1992.
  • Mawubuye umhlaba wethu (Mandini Strikers). Culture and Working Life Project. Durban. 1991.
  • Mandela Peace Rally. Natal Regional Reception Committee. Durban. 1990.
  • Music for Liberation (Chesterville Youth Group). Culture and Working Life Project. Durban. 1990.
  • People Must Share (COSATU Culture Group Pinetown). Culture and Working Life Project. Durban. 1990.
  • Songs from Bambatha’s Children (Sarmcol Workers’ Co-operative). Culture and Working Life Project. Durban. 1989.

Deepak Ram

  • Born in 1960, Deepak Ram began his first formal training in music (flute and tabla) under Jeram Bhana. At the age of 17 he made his first trip to India and later continued his studies in Bombay with world-renowned flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, voice and theory teacher Pandit Rajaram Shukla, and tabla player Shridar Padhye. Deepak Ram gave public performances as a teenager, becoming a full-time professional musician in 1984. In 1987 he performed with his teacher Pandit Chaurasia in Geneva, Switzerland. Initially influenced and helped by his musician brothers Rabindranath and Vevek, he developed with them an early interest in jazz and its improvisational nature. As a composer, Deepak Ram has written works ranging from choral music to signature tunes and also the score for Cinderella in India. In January 1992 he recorded two CDs in New Delhi which were released by Eternal Music Records, California. Deepak Ram lectured in the Department of Music at the University of Durban-Westville. He has conducted workshops and classes for universities and community-based organisations. At present he is based in London. [from: Gathering Forces II CD booklet]

Toine Scholtz

ToineS@microgaming.com

  • Toine Scholtz received a BAHons (Music Technology) degree from the University of Natal in 1996. Since then he has been working as a free lance producer and composer, operating his own music technology business producing audio for multimedia and websites as well as radio and tv commercials. He is also a Deejay.

Ari Sitas

ari.sitas@uct.ac.za

  • Ari Sitas is Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Natal, Durban. Apart from industrial studies, he has been involved in creative work since the mid-1970s. As one of the founding members of the Junction Avenue Theatre company in Johannesburg he has been part of all its major productions such as the Fantastical History of a Useless ManRandlords and RotgutWilll of a RebelDikhitsheneng and Marabi. Since 1980 Ari Sitas has been involved in trade union activities and was an initiator of the worker theatre movement in South Africa. Following his move to Durban in 1983, Sitas has worked closely with the unions in the region and especially with COSATU. He has directed and facilitated many plays like Ilanga Lizophumela Abasebenzi, the Dunlop PlayKhoze Kuphe Nini?Long March, and Bambatha’sChildren. He also edited the worker poetry book Black Mamba Rising and was instrumental in the formation of the Durban Workers’ Cultural Local, the Culture and Working Life Project, as well as the Congress of South African Writers. As a creative writer, Sitas has published poems (Tropical Scars and Songs, Shoeshine and Piano) the novellas William Zungu – A Xmas Story and Etopia, the play Charred Loving, the libretto of Dead Fish and Dreams of Love – Again and the book Slave Trades.

Ulrich Süße

suesse@westmore.co.za

  • Ulrich Süße (born 1944) studied composition with Karkoschka, Stockhausen and Ligeti in Europe and in 1969 as a DAAD scholar in New York with Berio at Juilliard School of Music, and Wuorinen and Tanenbaum at Manhattan School of Music. From 1973 to 1976 he was lecturer for composition at the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa and responsible for the establishment of an electronic music studio. Since 1976 (1980 as professor) at Musikhochschule Stuttgart. Guest lecturer in the USA, Philippines, South Africa, Korea and Australia. Participation in festivals for (mainly) electroacoustic music in Varadero, Cuba (1985, 87, 89, 93, 98), Baltimore, USA (1988), Brno, CSFR (1991), Seoul (1993), Wrozlaw, Poland and Bourges, France (1994) and Montreal (1995). Guest conductor in Tainan, Taiwan (1985 and 88), lecturer at the Percussion Convention in Nashville (1989), artist in residence at Studio PASS in New York (1986), the Washington Project of the Arts (1990) and the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles (1993 and 1996). More than 80 compositions mainly using electronics, amongst them 10 collective compositions with Jürgen Bräuninger, David Mason, Matthias Schneider and Rainer Wehinger.