Violin & Harp Duo X[iksa]
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Violin and Harp Duo X[iksa] Recital


Thursday, December 12, 2019
19:00 start
(18:30 open)

Piazzolla / Histoire du Tango
Masamichi Kinoshita / Une même eau, un même feu, un même desert VI (2019, world premiere)
Ivan Fedele / Suite Francese II per violino (2009, Japanese premiere)
Yukari Yoshizawa / Shio
Nina Šenk / Quasso II (2019, world premiere)
Toshio Hosokawa / Arc-Song

La Lyre
3-21-14 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

entrance fee
¥3,000 (reservation)
(door ¥3,500)

Violin and Harp Duo X[iksa]
South African Tour
12th to 28th January, 2020

7th Sterkfontein Composers Meeting


Nirox Foundation, Sterkfontein

13-19 January 2020

Artists in Residence
X[iksa] Yasutaka Hemmi (violin) Takayo Matsumura (harp)

Artistic Director
Michael Blake assisted by Pierre-Henri Wicomb

Daily Workshops and Masterclasses
Discussions and Listening Sessions
Composer Presentations
Performances by X[iksa]

1. Applications are invited from composers to participate in the 7th Sterkfontein Composers Meeting with the Japanese ensemble X[iksa], who were artists in residence at the inaugural meeting in 2012 at Nirox.

2. Because of funding restrictions, this will be a non-residential meeting and composers should be based in Gauteng, with their own transport to the Nirox Foundation. Composers may also arrange to stay in local B & B accommodation at their own expense. SCM can suggest possible B & Bs.

3. The meeting will take place daily 13-18 January 2020 from 10h00 – 18h00. Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided at the Nirox Foundation. A public concert of the work produced will be presented on Sunday 19 January at Nirox. The concert will be recorded.

4. As socially and politically aware composers, and given the environmental crisis caused by climate change which is reaching monumental proportions, Michael Blake and the Board of SCM would like to devote the 2020 meeting to exploring that theme.

5. Composers will be invited to create work with video to be played with live music. A suggestion is to compose a minimum of three 60” sketches to video clips of your choice: you can either use your own video or material taken from online creative commons repositories such as

6. Unless you have applied to join a meeting in the past 12 months, send a short CV, a photo, a select list of compositions, 2 scores in PDF format and online links to performances of at least 1 of those works.

7. Please include a short motivation as to why you would like to attend, what you hope to achieve, and what contribution you feel you could make to South African music after being at the meeting.

8. Send

We are waiting for your offer!