1. Sound sessions at City Hall
City Hall has had many incarnations over the years – as City Council offices, a library, a classical and choral performance space. But how can this iconic building begin to play a more central role in the city’s public and cultural life?
How can Capetonians themselves feel a sense of ownership over the space? City Hall Sessions – a concert series launched last year by Creative Cape Town – is a sound experiment aimed at doing just that. Steve Gordon, City Hall Sessions project manager, and Farzanah Badsha, Creative Cape Town programme manager, look back at the first year’s achievements and forward to what we can expect in the new year. Read more …
2. World music on the eastern edge
Music aficionado Ma’or Harris settled in Cape Town ten years ago.
Since then, he’s thrown some of the city’s most talked-about parties, coined the term Balkanology, and is busy planning a World Music Festival to be held in The Fringe, Cape Town’s east city and up-and-coming design and innovation district, this November. Read more …
3. Electronic experiments in a parking lot
Cape Town – said to be the epicentre of South African electronica – played host to the first local electronic music festival early this year, a celebration held on the rooftop of a local parking lot.
Duncan Ringrose, owner of sSHADOWORKSs – organiser of Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) – and co-owner of nightclubs The Assembly and The Waiting Room, talks about what to expect for 2013. Read more …
Be sure to take part in Cape Town’s exploration of the sound across the cityscape by enjoying these events and musicians live. Follow Creative Cape Town on Twitter (@creativect) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/creativecapetown)
- Lee Thomson of Silent Revolution on trumpet, with Inge Beckmann and EJ von Lyrik doing a sound check for the City Hall Session in July 2012
- The March 2012 installment of City Hall Sessions. Photo by Bruce Sutherland
- Ma’or Harris on the set of one of his unconventional – but incredibly popular – parties. Photo supplied
- Duncan Ringrose at CTEMF with his wife Isobel and their son, Oliver. Photo by Rowan Pybus of Makhulu