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JACQUES DE VOS MALAN







“Kremastos kremastos is it true?

A given Roman numeral denotes the class of potential falsifiers 

Of that statement; 

Which – in turn – is denoted by the corresponding Arabic numeral. 

Counting in tongues, we are – wissenschaft?


Les noms de saints existent à profusion 

Comme pour laver, dans des fleuves d’eau bénite

La sève maure qui a imbibe ce sol.


«Let us imagine that all swans are white,» he says. 

And we can only beg that he point out an error in the proof,

Or think the matter over again


Les écrivains s’inspirent de l’Antiquité.

Ici, un paysage apocalyptique,

La un aphrodisiaque.

Ca c’est la marge bénéficiaire du commerçant.”



from “Le Clube Babylone, a L’Jardin d’Agrement” (2006)





“MY MUSIC IS MORE OF A PERSONAL JOURNAL THAN A PUBLIC STATEMENT, 

THE DIARIES OF A LIFETIME OF TRAVELLING.” 










“...an elegant, coolly intellectual piece...innovative, precise and delicate, with the austere beauty of mathematics...”

CAPE TIMES



“... unusually delicate music in the spirit of Eastern timelessness... a magical construction which flows past like a dream... like the slow unfolding of a flower, subtlety of colour and delicate texture... this is meaningless music, uncluttered and unhurried...”

                                                                                  HOOFSTAD




Works are published by Musications (Cape Town) and Seesaw Music (New York). Scores are included in the collections of the Gaudeamus Foundation, Contemporary Music Centre, Amsterdam; the New York Public Library; and the Australian Music Collection, National Library Canberra.