Announcements

World Premiere date set

The Orchestra of the National Theatre Claudio Santoro have programmed the premiere of Wild Horses don’t Break for September 25, 2018.  Extremely excited to meet the conductor and players in 10 days!  You can see my name in lights here.  The work is based on a poem I received from a friend and poet, Annwen Bates.  I sincerely hope the work does her piece justice

OSM Camerata wins Ictus Competition 2017

First Prize

OSM Camerata has won in the University/Conservatory category alongside the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra.  One of the performing works was arranged by Keith Moss.  He would like to send his greetings to Marius Coetzee, Manager & Artistic Director OSM CAMERATA on a job well done!

 

String Quartet Nº1

This quartet was completed in 2011 and was for the sheer enjoyment of writing music.  It has elements of Debussy and Shostakovich. In four movements the duration of the work is about 15 minutes.  It has all the elements of a good quartet, with some great fast passages as well as a slow fugal third movement.

Available for purchase at www.sheetmusicplus.com

 

OSM Camerata revisit Concertino

OSM CAMERATA


The Camerata under the leadership of Marius Coetzee, Manager & Artistic Director OSM CAMERATA are revisiting the Keith Moss Concertino for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra

Soloist: Naledi Dweba

Cape of Storms the OSM CAMERATA is an route.!!!

Listen to the Concertino on OSM RADIO Soloist Danre Strydom

Int. Extravaganza premieres new work

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Concertino for clarinet & chamber orchestra

The Concertino for clarinet & chamber orchestra by Keith Moss was commissioned by the SAMRO Foundation and OSM Camerata for the first International Clarinet Extravaganza to be presented at the OSM. Eddy van Oosthuyse, internationally acclaimed clarinettist was the soloist for the premiere. Movements 1 & 2.

The first performance took place on the 6th of October

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New Music for New Films

The Paz Consort will join with the team at Open Window to perform alongside new animated projects.  This is going to be a really exciting project.  Come!

Keith Moss joins program directors of Cool Capital Biennale 2014

Hi guys. I am the music director for Cool Capital 2014. This fantastic initiative connects people under the umbrella organization and so far there are some wonderful events planned. If you are a jazz band, a folk band, rock, pop, alternative, cross-over, whatever please contact me with your “ideas” or “projects” and lets celebrate the Capital!  Click on the Cool Capital 2014 link and like the page.  Contact me for more information.  Please share this post with any musician you may know who would like to be connected with other cool people

 

Paz Consort forms first Choral Group

Paz Consort assembles 24 choral experts

24 singers have been drawn together by composer Pieter Bezuidenhout, who also has a love for choral  music.  He is bring both of these expertise together to form 24 singers under the Paz Consort banner.  We are very pleased with the project and as normal, we aim to perform works by young South African composers.  A call for scores has been sent out and the flurry of entrants is overwhelming.

Look ahead to the 18th of March, at Nazareth House Chapel

New Music for New Films

The Paz Consort will join with the team at Open Window to perform alongside new animated projects.  This is going to be a really exciting project.  Come!

 

Sara Gon Agency presents “Horizons”

Paz Consort due to perform ‘Horizons’

The sheer magnitude of styles within a timeless idiom was outstanding…

Come hear what Beeld critic Paul Boekkooi was on about…

iMPAC 2013

The first iMPAC Festival…

drew 2500 people over three days, and the 2011 festival drew over 5000 people indicating that there is an audience for exploratory film in Gauteng. Audiences were culturally diverse and included delegates from numerous embassies and key figures from the film, television and animation industries.

TRIPTYCH: KEITH MOSS with the PAZ CONSORT

Keith Moss is creating an original soundtrack for TRIPTYCH – a trilogy of locally produced, contemporary moving image works by Karien Mulder, Lodewyk Barkhuizen & Francois Jonker. The soundtrack will accompany an outdoor screening and will be performed live with the Pazz Consort featuring sopranro Melissa Gerber.

THURSDAY – 21:00

KEITH MOSS is a composer that has won the Stefans Grové National composition competition as well as the University of Pretoria post-graduate prize for best creative output. In 2010 he was the SAMRO overseas scholarship winner and studied in the UK at various institutions. He has recently started up an ensemble group called the PAZ CONSORT that has performed in Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and parts of the Eastern Cape.
https://www.facebook.com/keithdaxmoss

MELISSA GERBER is an award winning S. Adrican soprano. In addition to her love for Baroque and French coloratura repertoire, Melissa also has a passion for new music. In 2009, together with the Chamber Music Company (UK) under the direction of Mark Troop, she performed newly composed South African works at the New Music Indaba hosted by UNISA. In 2011 Melissa premiered Panamanian composer Samuel Robles’ Coplas at the North West University’s Annual New Composers Concert, sponsored by the SAMRO Foundation. Currently Melissa is actively involved as soloist with the Paz Consort.
http://facebook.com/melis.gerber

 

Paz Consort moves to Pretoria sporting new look

The Paz Consort has now taken up residence in Pretoria and has gone through a redesign.  The group continues to promise excellent performances of new works by South African composers, especially those who are young and emerging.  Keep an eye out for out Facebook page and subscribe to receive regular updates of upcoming concerts.

Paz Consort to team up with the John Edwards Trio

The Paz Consort has set a new date for the premiere of Keith’s new concerto for Euphonium and orchestra.  The concert will be conducted by Keith and alongside the podium his good friend and jazz pianist, John Edwards, will join forces with the orchestra in compositions of his own as well as some arrangements.

Resonate

After a great start in Port Elizabeth in 2010, as well as a repeat performance in Cradock, the Paz Consort will launch 2011 with an all strings concert.  Joining the string ensemble will be guitarist and lecturer at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Rudi Bower.  Performing the Vivaldi double concerto for guitar and strings guitarist Wayne Simpson will join Mr Bower on stage with conductor Keith Moss at the podium.