Betwixt

A series of musical experiments


About us

Betwixt was launched in February 2017 as an experimental, venue-independent, new music performance series.

Co-founded by Cara Stacey and Nicola du Toit, it aims to create a platform for musicians of all genres to experiment and perform in a supportive and inclusive environment. As curators, we strongly encourage and faciliate collaboration between our performers. We also actively seek to host performances in new and unusual spaces - from intimate house concerts to industrial workshops.

Betwixt brings together musicians and audiences in a new format, in an attempt to grow a community of experimental performing arts, and to create a safe space for dialogue, conversation, connectivity for performers and audiences alike. The project aims to do all of this in an inclusive, accessible and sustainable way, that actively takes into consideration South Africa's geo-spatial and socio-economic divisions and complexities.

The format is generally three short sets of new music, in diverse venues in Johannesburg, Cape Town and beyond.

Upcoming events

We are taking a little break over the festive season, but have exciting plans and collaborations lining up for 2019. Details to be announced soon!

Past events

3 October 2018

Featuring works and/or performances by Nicky Schrire, Maike Watson, Tracy Norman, Arianna Carini, Bronwen Clacherty, Azra Isaacs, Clara Marincowitz, Ongama Mhlonto, Estelle Roux, Nono Nkoane, Denise Onen, Louise Westerhout, and The Night Light Collective (Matthijs van Dijk, Cara Stacey and Nicola du Toit). In collaboration with the Women's Music Collective. At SACM (UCT), Cape Town.

30 September 2018

Featuring works and/or performances by Clare Loveday, Jill Richards, Thobekile Mbanda, Nongoma Ndlovu, Carlie Schoonees, Juana Pires Rafael & Ariel Zamonksy, Keitumetse Joyce Moholoagae, Waldo Alexander, Cara Stacey and Nicola du Toit. In collaboration with the Women's Music Collective. In Melville, Johannesburg.

22 June 2018

Featuring Thandeka Mfinyongo & Mark Aranha and Luca Forcucci, Mpho Molikeng & Cara Stacey. In Observatory, Cape Town.

9 December 2017

Featuring Dumama & Kerim Becker (South Africa/Germany) and Inye (South Africa/Colombia/Germany). In collaboration with Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos. In Muizenberg, Cape Town.

25 August 2017

Featuring Sibusiso Nkambule (Swaziland) and the Sahel Trio: Jorge Sepúlveda (Colombia), Kerim Becker (Germany/South Africa), and Cameron Smith (South Africa). In Observatory, Cape Town.

30 June 2017

Featuring Keenan Ahrends and Louise Westerhout, Mcimbi Stars and DJ Hagarab. At The Drawing Room Cafe in Observatory, Cape Town.

26 April 2017

Featuring Jill Richards, Luca Forcucci and Cara Stacey, in collaboration with Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos. In Muizenberg, Cape Town.

22 February 2017

Featuring The ShhArt Ensemble, Pantalaimon, Reza Khota and Camilo Ángeles. In Observatory, Cape Town.

Gallery


Louise Westerhout and The Night Light Collective performing at the Betwixt/Women's Music Collective concert in Cape Town, October 2018.
Tracy Norman and Arianna Carini performing at the Betwixt/Women's Music Collective concert in Cape Town, October 2018.
Poster for the Betwixt/Women's Music Collective concert in Cape Town, October 2018.
Thobekile Mbanda performing at the Betwixt/Women's Music Collective concert in Johannesburg, September 2018.
Juana Pires Rafael and Ariel Zamonksy performing at the Betwixt/Women's Music Collective concert in Johannesburg, September 2018.
Clare Loveday introducing the Women's Music Collective at the Betwixt/WMC collaboration in Johannesburg, September 2018.
Poster for the Betwixt/Women's Music Collective concert in Johannesburg, September 2018.
Thandeka Mfinyongo and Mark Aranha performing at the June 2018 Betwixt.
Poster for June 2018 Betwixt.
Inye performing at the Betwixt Festivus edition.
Setting up for the Betwixt Festivus edition.
Poster for the Betwixt Festivus edition.
The Sahel Trio (Jorge Sepúlveda, Kerim Becker and Cameron Smith, performing with Bronwen Clacherty.
Poster for Betwixt 4.
Mcimbi Stars performing at Betwixt 3.
Louise Westerhout and Keenan Ahrends performing 'Blood and Snow'
Poster for Betwixt 3.
Luca Forcucci and Jill Richards performing at Betwixt 2.
Poster for Betwixt 2.
Camilo Ángeles and Cara Stacey performing at Betwixt 1.
Poster for Betwixt 1 concert.