This March UJ Arts & Culture proudly welcomes the international contemporary Duo Muze, featuring virtuoso musicians Bernadette Zeilinger and Diego Muneì, for an exclusive one-night-only concert at the UJ Art Centre, Kingsway Campus on 15 March at 19:30.
With Bernadette Zeilinger on the contrabass recorder and Diego Muneì on guitar, this avant-garde duo has taken their uniquely specific and flexible musical language around the world. Their expressive and touching style has captivated audiences and garnered critical acclaim in Europe, Great Britain, the USA, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. They inspire their audiences with their passion and warmth while performing to a high level of perfection.
An astute and technically brilliant composer and performer, Bernadette Zeilinger, holds degrees in Education (University of Vienna), Music/Recorder (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and in Specialized Music Performance (University of Applied Sciences and Arts North-western Switzerland/Music in Basel), where she studied with Alfred Zimmerlin and Fred Frith. In 2009 and in 2010 she was nominated for an Erasmus residency at Zurich University of the Arts where she specialised in the notation of contemporary playing techniques. In 2009 she won an award from the Austrian International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM), in recognition of her radio feature about contemporary music. She has also been awarded several grants.
With his own characteristic style, guitar virtuos and composer Diego Muneì grew up playing contemporary new music, dodecaphonism, classical music, Argentinian folklore, blues and jazz. He has performed on more than 500 CD productions and recorded music for several films. He was the musical director of the film “El Gran Vuelo”, which won the prizes Prix Som Cinema, Alcances, CIMA, AICE, Feroz Puerta Oscura, Sole Luna and the award of the Festival of Malaga.
Together, Bernadette Zeilinger and Diego Muné in cooperation with Forum Zeitgeschichte and the University of Vienna also curate La Musa, an international transdisciplinary project for new contemporary and present music, art and culture.
Duo Muze forms part of UJ Arts & Culture’s #ListenToYourHeART Music Concert Series. This phenomenal pair can be enjoyed at the UJ Art Centre, Kingsway Campus on 15 March at 19:30. The concert is free to all staff and students of the University of Johannesburg as well as the broader community.
About UJ Arts & Culture
UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA), produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A robust range of art platforms are offered on all four UJ campuses for students, staff, alumni and the general public to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists drawn from the full spectrum of the arts.
In addition to UJ Arts & Culture, FADA (www.uj.ac.za/fada) offers programmes in eight creative disciplines, in Art, Design and Architecture, as well as playing home to the NRF SARChI Chair in South African Art & Visual Culture, and the Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre. The Faculty has a strong focus on sustainability and relevance and engages actively with the dynamism, creativity and diversity of Johannesburg in imagining new approaches to art and design education.