Programme Notes

… on own compositions:

Audite Africam!
‘Bonjour’, dit le renard.
Ciacona & Tshikona
Concerto for an African Cellist
Lovesong Quartets
Proteus Variations
Silence where a song would ring
The cattle have gone astray
The Songs of Madosini
Ugubhu (rising and falling…and rising)

…for Early Music programmes

Reinhard Keiser, St Mark’s Passion (Cape Consort, 7 & 9.4.17)

Polychoral Splendour (Cape Consort, 25.9.16)

Ludwig, Christoph & Sebastian (Cape Consort, 28.8.16)


Huyssen, H. The Songs of Madosini. Musical differences in a composite design. Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa.Vol 11. Routledge, London 2015. pp. 89-97.

Huyssen, H. Music production in the intercultural sphere: challenges and opportunities viewed from a complexity perspective. Acta Academica Supplementum. African and other cultures: traces and processes of mutual translation.SUN Media, Bloemfontein 2012, pp. 43-71.

Huyssen, H. Being Human and Being a Musician. New music for a new humanism. in: de Gruchy, J. (ed.) The Humanist Imperative in South Africa. SUN Media, Stellenbosch 2011, pp. 155-166.


Huyssen, H. Sounding complexity – Striking a South African Chord. New Voices in Science. Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 2014, pp. 4.

Huyssen, H. Tribute to William Selway (Bill) Robson. Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa. Vol 10. Routledge, London 2013, pp. 119-121.

Papers / Presentations

Huyssen, H. Understanding Music from a Complexity Perspective. Hopeful reflections in times musical of crises. Public lecture at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, 21.10.16.

Huyssen, H. Proposing a Complexity Theory of Music. Unpublished presentation for the SASRIM conference, Cape Town, 18.7.15.