Michael Blake in Conversation with Michael Finnissy

» Thursday 5 May 2016, 14h00 | United Kingdom

Colloquium: Michael Blake (Africa Open, Stellenbosch University)

» Wednesday 4 May 2016, 17h00 | United Kingdom

Composing in South Africa Today: Business as Usual?

Composers Workshop: Michael Blake

» Tuesday 3 May 2016 | United Kingdom

Michael Blake's FRENCH SUITE is 21 Years Old

26 November marks twenty-one years to the day that Michael Blake’s French Suite was premiered by its dedicatee Sally Rose, at St Luke’s in Brighton on the Sussex coast in England. Since then it has been performed around the world – at festivals in England, Scotland, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Slovakia, Argentina, and South Africa, as well as in concerts in Canada, the USA, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Namibia and most recently Peru. It is next heard in Treviso (Italy) on 4 December.

Fourth Sterkfontein Composers Meeting

The Fourth Sterkfontein Composers Meeting takes place from 20 February to 1 March 2017 at the Nirox Foundation, Gauteng. Artists in residence are the Axelsson-Nilsson Duo: Jonny Axelsson (percussion) and Ivo Nilsson (trombone). Michael Blake, Andile Khumalo and Paul Hanmer will lead the workshop. Pieces developed at the meeting will also be performed at the Purpur Festival in Cape Town on 3 March 2017.

Calendar 2018

23 February 2018 | Fourth Purpur Festival, Youngblood Gallery, Bree Street, Cape Town
Stockholm Saxophone Quartet
24 February 2018 | Hout Bay Music Project, Hout Bay, Cape Town
13 May 2018, 11h00 | Stichting Huygens-Fokker, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Michael Blake (Fokker organ controlled by MIDI)
14 September 2018 | Komponisten Initiative Kassel, Anthroposophische Zentrum, Kassel, Germany
String Quartet No 5 (2014) First performance
Chordos Quartet (Lithuania)

New works 2018

Symphony No 2 ("Tshikona")
Fp: Sunday 13 May 2018, 11h00; Stichting Huygens-Fokker, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam; Michael Blake Fokker organ controlled by MIDI