Compositions

The act of listening is the art of giving voice: on Andile Khumalo’s Tracing Hollow traces for solo clarinet

Published in: Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa
Volume 15, issue 1-2, 2018 , pages: 111–117
DOI: 10.2989/18121004.2018.1560561
Author(s): Scott GleasonColumbia University,, Andile KhumaloUniversity of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Abstract

Andile Khumalo’s Tracing Hollow traces for solo B clarinet (2014) presents ‘sound’ in multiple senses as a primary parameter of musical attention. Sound in this piece exists as the typical parameters (pitch, rhythm, timbre), but also as gesture, shape, resonance, sonority and as a kind of space in which to explore one’s listening. This listening opens out onto multiple subjectivities and ultimately onto a notion of freedom.

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