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Catch the second annual Live Art Festival 27 August – 6 September 2014 brought to you by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts. This year's festival has grown to include 35 works of innovation
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Monday, 1 September 2014

Jean-Pierre Steyn is a well accomplished man with the future, quite literally, in his hands. At 26 this South African College of Music Masters student is already an award-winning composer and songwriter whose work has been featured locally and abroad. Currently signed to the Universal Music Group, Jean-Pierre was recently asked to write music for the American triple-platinum selling artist, Jackie Evancho. 

Dr. Nomusa Makhubu participated in the 2014 Dakar Biennale or Dak’Art where she was awarded the Le Fresnoy prize in the international exhibition category. The award is a residency at Le Fresnoy: Studio National Des Arts Contemporain in Tourcoing, France. Dr. Makhubu is a lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture at the Michaelis School of Fine Art.

The Musicology unit at the South African College of Music hosted Professor Ruth Smith from Cambridge University recently. This is the second visit to the University of Cape Town for the Handel scholar who was in the country to participate in the St George’s Singers Handel oratorio performance ‘Theodora’, the L’Orfeo Barockorchester under Barry Smith as well as to deliver two public lectures on George Frideric Handel. 

Dr Sandy Young

Literature written in the aftermath of trauma and political struggle may unsettle the rhetoric of nation-building and bring to view a more complicated sense of citizenship. This is the premise of a new, 3-year research collaboration involving a team of scholars in Leeds and Cape Town, and funded by a British Academy award of £30 000. 

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