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Jürgen Bräuninger

CountrySouth Africa

Jürgen Bräuninger studied in Stuttgart with Ulrich Süsse and Erhard Karkoschka and at San Jose State University with Allan Strange and Dan Wyman. He has been lecturing in composition and music technology at the University of KwZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa since 1985. Besides many works for various ensembles/soloists and electronic media (some in collaboration with Matthew Brubeck, Sazi Dlamini, Feya Faku, Ulrich Süsse, and Dan Wyman as well as poet Ari Sitas), he has also contributed to film scores (e.g. The Lawnmower Man) and a number of Jay Pather’s Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre productions ( A South African Siddhartha and Ahimsa-Ubuntu, among others). His composition Yinkosi Yeziziba is available through Ingede Journal of African Scholarship, others can be heard on dUrban Noise and scraps Works (Claremont GSE AM31), Southern Cones: Music out of Africa and South America (Leonardo Music Journal CD Series Volume 10), and Limes X plus One (dml records CD018).

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