Michael Blake (b. 1951) — Variations on a Flute Tune (2019) for organ
South African composer Michael Blake (b. 1951) was born in Cape Town and was educated at the South African College of Music, the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), the Darmstadt and Dartington courses, and Goldsmiths College (London). In 1986 he founded the experimental musical ensemble London New Music. In 1998, Blake returned to South Africa to join the faculty of Rhodes University and founded the annual contemporary music festival New Music Indaba. Blake was a significant figure in the development of an indigenous African experimental music aesthetic. Since about 2000, he has explored postmodern style elements and an interest in engaging with postcolonial narratives regarding the African continent.
Published by Michael Blake Edition in “Afrikosmos” (afrikosmos.michaelblake.co.za)