Music not of place, but of time. Blake is not unsure of who he is and where he lives. He is not obsessed with Africa, nor is he chained to ‘the West’. He is perhaps the first South African composer to be unselfconsciously an African composer. His are the blueprints and stratagems of a new cosmopolitan South African sound.
— The Musical Times (Winter 2011)
8 October 2016 | Lithuania
Darius Klisys (birbyne); Chordos String Quartet; Michael Blake (piano, harpsichord)
17 December 2016, 18h00 | Germany
Friedrich Gauwerky (cello); Daan Vandewalle (piano)
18 January 2017 | Austria
Morija Birdscape with Luigi Russolo (2013) for two-channel tape — Austrian première