Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS)

  • Beginning of DOMUS

    Beginning of DOMUS
    Musicologist Stephanus Muller initiates the Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS) at the Stellenbosch University Music Library as part of a research project to collect and preserve the collections of South African musicians, researchers, music institutions and societies, for research.
    With ad hoc funding from the Stellenbosch University Music Santie de Jongh is employed to sort the collection of conductor-composer Albert Coates, donated in 1957 by his wife, Vera de Villiers.
  • Collections to date

    The Music Library Special Collections consistes of 20 collections, which include: Africana and Rare Books, Olaf Andresen, Ivy Angove, Hennie Aucamp, Jan Bouws, G.G. Cillié, Albert Coates, Dirkie de Villiers, Donald Graham Historical Sound Recordings, Hans Endler, Anton Hartman, Friedrich Wilhelm Jannasch, Konservatorium, Lopez-Lambrechts, Rosa Nepgen, Michael Scott, Frits Stegmann, Walter Swanson, Arnold van Wyk and Charles Weich collections.
  • Albert Coates collection

    First collection to be sorted: Albert Coates collection, donated by Vera de Villiers in 1957.
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    Albert Coates collection

    Sorting and launch of Albert Coates collection.
  • Conference presentations on DOMUS collections (SASRIM conference, Potchefstroom, 14-16 September 2006).

    De Jongh, S. Music collections at the Documentation Centre For Music (DOMUS), Stellenbosch University, with special reference to the Coates collection.
    Grové, I.J. Of love, death and forsakenness: Revisiting Arnold van Wyk's 'Night music'.
    Lüdemann, W. Arnold van Wyk's 'Primavera': Music of a new South Africa.
    Thom, M. 'Egidius naer bestu bleven?' - Arnold va Wyk se 'Rondo desolato' (Tristia) as 'n lied sonder woorde.
    Muller, S. The classical structure of melancholy.
  • Jazz

    Jonathan Eato from York University (hosted on postdoctoral fellowship 2007-2008) introduces jazz to DOMUS engagements.
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    Jonathan Eato

  • DOMUS logo and website

    DOMUS logo and website
    DOMUS launches logo and website.
  • Newcater

    Newcater
    Twelvetone composer Graham Newcater donates manuscripts to DOMUS.
    Newcater
  • RILM

    RILM
    Data capturing for RILM
  • IAML

    Start network with IAML
  • Coates collection launched

    Coates collection launched
    Launch of Coates collection finding aid, together with an exhibition and performance attended by Coates and De Villiers family members
  • Eoan agreement

    Agreement with Eoan Board
    DOMUS signs collection donation agreement with Eoan Board.
  • RILM South Africa

    RILM South Africa
    DOMUS becomes the African representative for Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM).
  • Eoan collection

    Eoan collection
    Collecting the Eoan opera group documents from the Joseph Stone Theatre in Athlone, Cape Town. Team: Stephanus Muller (Head), Santie de Jongh (Special Collections Librarian), Hilde Roos, Sharon de Kock and Barry Ross.
  • Obelisk Music

    Obelisk Music
    Obelisk Music collection donated to DOMUS.
  • Seminars hosted by DOMUS

    Seminars hosted by DOMUS
    Seminars
    Marie Jorritsma: Koortjies of True Evangelical Church, Atlantis, Western Cape
    Barbara Titus: Maskanda music
  • Directory of South African Music Collections launched

  • Chris James

    Chris James
    Donation of collection of South African/Zimbabwean composer Chris James.
    Image: 1 Cor 13:1-8. 'Christian love - the highest and best gift'.
    Chris James digitised manuscripts on SUNSigital
  • Hannes Taljaard Set Theory Workshop

    Hannes Taljaard Set Theory Workshop
    Hannes Taljaard presents Set Theory Workshop, 6-9 April.
  • Kevin Volans 60th birthday celebration

    Composer symposium for Kevin Volans
  • Zim Ngqawana and Kyle Shepherd in concert

    Zim Ngqawana and Kyle Shepherd in concert
    After the the viewing of Aryan Kaganof's film, 'An Exhibition of Vandalizim', at a departmental colloquium, a number of students at Stellenbosch University arranged a concert with Zim Ngqawana and Kyle Shepherd on 1 May 2010 at Star Metals, Tennantville.
  • Michael Blake collections donated to DOMUS

    Michael Blake collections donated to DOMUS
  • Music and Exile and the State of the Discipline

    DOMUS sponsors panels on Music and Exile and the State of the Discipline at IMS/SASRIM conference, 14-17 July.
  • Ray Holden lecture series on the Modern Orchestra

    Ray Holden lecture series on the Modern Orchestra
  • Jean de la Porte lecture series

    Jean de la Porte lecture series
    Jean de la Porte lecture series, 23-25 Aug: 'New Horizons in Composition and Research'.
  • First DVD recording for DOMUS

    Hangberg reggae group Blaze recorded a DVD at Milestone Studios in Cape Town.
  • Aryan Kaganof: The Uprising of Hangberg

    Film by Aryan Kaganof: The Uprising of Hangberg screened in Stellenbosch.
    Uprising of Hangberg
  • AK47 Film Festival

    AK47 Film Festival
    AK47 Film festival at Stellenbosch 'Woordfees', 7-11 March (celebration of filmmaker Aryan Kaganof's 47th birthday). Curated by Lizabé Lambrechts.
  • South African Jewish Music Centre collection to DOMUS

    South African Jewish Music Centre collection to DOMUS
  • MAKWAMA, Kampala, Uganda

    MAKWAMA, Kampala, Uganda
    DOMUS signs Memorandum of Understanding with Makerere University Klaus Wachsmann Archive (MAKWAMA) in Kampala, Uganda.
    MoU with MAKWAMA
    Image: Sylvia Nannyonga Tamusuza and Stephanus Muller.
  • Graham Newcater 70 years

    Graham Newcater 70 years
  • Michael Blake 60 years

    Michael Blake 60 years
  • CD release of Tete Mbambisa

    Tete Mbambisa is considered one of the great figures of South African jazz. This gifted composer, pianist and vocalist has been active in the South African jazz world since the 1950’s. He has collaborated with jazz legends such as Zim Ngqawana, Herbie Tsoaeli, Feya Faku, Sylvia Mdunyelwa and Ezra Ngcukana.
  • Anton Goosen collection donated to DOMUS

    Anton Goosen collection donated to DOMUS
    Pioneering South African musician Anton Goosen donates his collection to DOMUS.
  • Grové 90 years

    Grové 90 years
    A festival and symposium is held in Bloemfontein to celebrate composer Stefans Grové's 90th birthday, 10-12 August (partially sponsored by DOMUS).
  • Eoan: Our story

    Eoan: Our story
    Launch of book, Eoan: Our Story, by the Eoan History Project.
  • Hidden Years Music Archive (HYMA) for DOMUS

  • Launch of SUNDigital (includes music collections)

  • Stephanus Muller: Nagmusiek

    Stephanus Muller: Nagmusiek
    Launch of biography of South African composer Arnold van Wyk, entitled 'Nagmusiek'.