Shades of Words

Shades of Words

Shades of Words Andile Khumalo Music: Andile Khumalo Words: Alexandra Zelman-Doring Recorded live on 19 October 2013 at Opéra National de Paris, Bastille, by Ensemble L’Instant Donné with Joanna Bailie as the narrator. Violin: Saori Furukawa || Viola: Elsa Balas || Cello: Nicolas Carpentier ||  Flute: Cédric Jullion Clarinet: Mathieu Steffanus || Piano: Caroline Cren || Marimba: Maxime Echardour Please select ‘Full Screen’ and the highest HD quality in the bottom right-hand corner of the video for optimal viewing.   Artist’s Bio Andile Khumalo Andile Khumalo holds a Masters’ degree from Musikhochschule Stuttgart (Germany) and a Doctoral degree from Columbia University (New York City) where he worked under the supervision of Prof. George Lewis and Tristan Murail. His music has been performed and presented at festivals around the world, such as New Music Indaba, Grahamstown Festival (South Africa), Forum Neue Musik (Köln, Germany), Royaumont “Voix Nouvelles”, Festival de Automne (Paris, France), International Society of Contemporary Music (Hong Kong), Takefu International Music Festival (Japan) and in the United states by ensembles such as Sontonga String quartet, Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Baikonur, International Contemporary Ensemble (New York), members of Ensemble Vortex, Talea Ensemble, Wet-Ink Ensemble, Ensemble 20/21,Empyrean Ensemble (California, USA), Ensemble L’Instant Donné and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Peer Review Yoshiaki Onishi Andile Khumalo: Shades of Words The Audacity to Say Little The sonic landscape… The sonic landscape of Andile Khumalo’s Shades of Words, a composition for narrator and seven instruments set on poems by Alexandra Zelman-Doring, is ascetic. I say ascetic because he is wholly faithful to his framework of composition—a framework that is transparent, yet brimming with potential—that he sets forth, and he does...