A profile of one of our skills exchange members, The Musila Project, who are a family of artists from South Africa
For post-collation coordination of the collected annals, records, materials, recordings, findings and postulations that come out of and form the garnered archives of the thirteen years of happenings of The Mulísa Project at Mulísa Wilderness Studio, the www.mulisa.co.za domain begs to encompass the weaving threads of intertwined telling of a total tale.
From the store of source connected words, visual and audio, rendered in crafts of document and literature, art and graphics, music and sound, ever honing towards essence an expression, and a transmission, of conceptual inquiry and creation, field-applied research and design via discovery and experience, for and in a quest towards the implementation of a natural, flowing, practical living that integrates Respect for Resources, Care for Childhood, Wisdom for Working and Life for Locals, Penelope Aíne Noblé, the Sweep, finds self chiefly in the brOomRoom, in the tactile, the taptile, in clicking, in cerebral ticking, performing manual, analogue, digital and virtual grapple with the processes of generating viable vehicles to transport the voices telling their shaped revelation
Running this absoulutely unique project are Angela and Thomas.
Angela Noelle BA (Witwatersrand) Hons (SA) studied English language & literature, art, movement, dance, drama, theatre craft, piano, guitar, singing & music theory at tertiary level and, privately, thru a range of formal tutors.
Operating a studio with a leading musical director in Johannesburg, vocal training & consultancy services were provided for productions, industry performers, schools, ngo’s, individuals. Diverse public appearance since her earliest years has accomplished professional performance technique, complemented on stage by solid compatibility for delivery with equipment and technology gleaned thru co-management in Sound installation & engineering enterprises. Production of original material has seen her clocking successive session hours in recording scenario. Office administration, organisation, management, communications, desktop editorial & promotional material, marketing, event & operations logistics are fulfilled by vocational liaison with proxy persona pan, ChiefSweep, wOoden family publishing.
Training in secretarial functions and experience acquired thru service in banking, legal, formal and corporate sectors developed practical & conceptual business skills honed through subsequent, independent arts administration application, as active partner in running Admusic, a Concert Sound enterprise providing promoters, artistes, institutions and corporations with event consulting & implementation, staging & sound service, for diverse presentations in the entertainment industry on the road across southern Africa.
As scribe, pan also oversees writings towards 33 titles and coordinates ‘UrthRoar’ recycled art by angela for Africa Authentic 2i, a domestic organisation – a d.o.. Investigating pro-active, ecological lifestyle on the southern coastline of Africa from 1995, with teaching experience in literacy, second language education & literature and an aptitude for speech, reading & writing acquisition, Angela engaged in the direct rearing of her young sons through earth-based, discovery & transmission learning via comprehensive parenting in the domestic arena, whilst managing & co-driving a bio-diverse, self-sufficiency exercise at her site-specific installation eco operating model on 31 hectares of rural land; as cultural facets implicit in this project, writing, composition, recording & performing continued with her wOoden ‘O’ productions directing & managing the implementation of live gig seasons.
Concurrently, from her private vocal studio A.N. VoxStud, she was a consultant on staff in the provincial university drama department as musical staging facilitator in professional company productions and as voice tutor for post-graduate students. Alongside her partner and sons in eco music factory, she works w’O’ in first world regions. A Vocal Artiste who will compose, sing, perform or teach any genre, with particular aptitude for coaching Thrash singers, preferred groove in rock and rhythm & blues, emphasis on whirl-word lyric design and passion at zenith in the theatre, noelle pursues a personal repertoire to stand-up with her comic pleasure.
A SoundSmith of note, Thomas aka numin, has been active across a diverse musical spectrum, from performance in marching bands, brass ensemble recitals, formal, classical orchestras, to custom building sound installation facilities for health clubs!
An erstwhile music teacher, versatile in a range of instruments, Thomas has been recorded in a miscellany of studio scenarios and he is also a multi-faceted, professional entertainer. With apprenticeship and training in sound system design, construction and engineering accomplished in Johannesburg, Thomas formed Admusic, a Studio and Concert Sound outfit. As recording producer for new, in-house material and operating a stadium road rig in delivery of staging and sound for southern African, sub-continent, open-air and indoor events, he worked with top, national, solo and group artistes such as Brenda Fassie, Lucky Dube and Sankomoto.
Having attained music theory, tuba, violin, cello, guitar, double bass to senior examination level, a focus on stringed instruments subsequently toured Thomas around the countryside with his bass fiddle, in acapella, outdoor ‘MusicArt Earth Serenades’, this, an eco music factory, AA2i product associated with the 12 year, independent, self-sufficiency project on 31 hectares of rural, coastal wilderness where he was a co-driver with his partner. A selection of their originals out of these extraordinary times were released on the compact disc “drive by’s” and, inspired, systematic takes of African nature settings shaped a collection of ingenious audio library resource.
The sojourn of artistic sourcing in pastoral scene with its store of prolific, compositional creation turns first world technical for industry product realisation through naw-numin audio works, emf-eco music factory. A team fulfills ongoing composition & lyric, recording & production, sound design & application, staging & performance, desktop to publication and promotion. Concurrent projects range through eco-acoustic ambient, jazz ballad, rock and techno with dramatic style tendency towards theatrical in performance art, installation genre. In priority time and energy, numin is dedicated to his sons, Danann the younger and Doane aka d.j. duanez beat master, rapper, drummer, didjeridoo instrumentalist.
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