Popular Cape street music reimagined for string orchestra, harmonic cycles with a slightly lopsided rhythm.
Delicate, mesmerising mallet percussion music, derived from Zambian kalimba tunes.
A celebration of rain traced by solo piano over delicate and colourful wind, string, harp and marimba orchestration.
Slow, wistful, elegiac string music.
A kind of 18th-century chaconne for piano, with African-derived melodies and harmonies.
African-inspired music for flute and strings, in which one can almost hear the bees.
A kind of call-and-response between lush melodic strings and rhythmic piano and marimba figures.
The eerie sound of the singing saw hovers over the ensemble, which articulates gorgeous harmonies, with brief piano interludes.
A suspended moment in the middle of the kwela for plucked strings.
Quiet, gentle piano music inspired by Satie’s ‘Gymnopédies’, itself inspired by a spinning top.
Light dancing on the rich blue surface of the Baltic Sea.
A gentle rural African call-and-response between oboe and guitar.
A musical depiction of a stark Eastern Cape rural landscape.
Piccolo, oboe, brass, glockenspiel and solo piano paint a landscape after rain.
The world of the 19th-century through the eyes of the 21st.
Mallet percussion playing intricate patterns which resemble the weaving of the Shoowa.
The stringed instruments of Africa reinterpreted by the string quartet.
More of the world of the 19th-century through the eyes of the 21st.
Slow, haunting melodic fragments for flute alone.
A lyrical response to Edgar Allan Poe’s poem ‘The Raven’.
Delicate, mesmerising mallet percussion music, derived from kalimba tunes of Zimbabwe.
A reinterpretation of one-stringed uhadi bow music, delicate and rhythmically exhilarating.
Sombre brass, strings, harp and solo piano with a promise of rain.
The eerie sound of the singing saw still hovers over the ensemble, which here has an almost Stravinskian dance-like music, still with piano interludes.
Spacious piano chords inspired by a visit to Stravinsky’s Swiss home.
A peculiarly Gauteng tango, the love theme from SMS Sugarman.
The storm finally breaks and the whole orchestra joins in.