Concert To, presented at the Sasol Art Museum

This unconventional concert will be performed every hour and half for the duration of the exhibition. In this project composers and sound artists were asked to compose an electronic piece of no more than ten minutes for a stereo speaker set-up.

The project Concert To, conceived and curated by Pierre-Henri Wicomb, will be presented at the Sasol Art Museum from the 25 May until 8 June 2013.

It will be opened by Michael Blake on Saturday 25 May at 11:00.

This unconventional concert will be performed every hour and half for the duration of the exhibition. In this project composers and sound artists were asked to compose an electronic piece of no more than ten minutes for a stereo speaker set-up. This makes it possible to perform the pieces without the need of musicians and being able to play them for as long as possible. The theme of this project is about low quality digital storage and reproduction. The latter refers to the current digital trend to store digital media as small as possible, discarding the quality in the process and creating a discrepancy between the original version and its reproduction. This issue had to be translated musically into an electronic piece.

Composers who composed a piece for the project: Warrick Sony, Brydon Bolton, Neo Muyanga, Cobi van Tonder, Dimitri Voudouris, Theo Herbst, John Pringle, Michael Blake, Jan-Hendrik Harley, Hannelore Olivier and Pierre-Henri Wicomb.

Sasol Art Museum, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
Museum hours:
Monday: 10:00 – 16:30
Tuesday to Saturday: 09:00 – 16:30
Contact: 021 808 3695​

(from Stellenbosch University website: http://sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=146)