Jaco Meyer

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Jaco Meyer is a composer and academic, currently based in Johannesburg. His work is positively accepted and commended internationally. He started music lessons with Mrs Debbie Mostert in Rustenburg, followed by Mrs Louise Vermaak, Mrs Renate Nel and Dr Martin Ryan. His work as a musician and composer started in high school where he started a school orchestra and made music arrangements for the members of the orchestra. He also composed his own piano compositions for school concerts and festivals. Following his high school graduation, he enrolled for a BMus degree at the School of Music and Conservatory of the North-West University. Jaco studied composition with Prof Hannes Taljaard, piano with Prof Waldo Weyer, violoncello with Dr Human Coetzee, and African Music with Dr Alvin Petersen. He completed his BMus degree, specialising in Music Composition and Music Theory, with additional qualifications in Psychology, Art Philosophy, Statistics, and German. His lessons in composition include working with local composers like Hannes Taljaard, Stefans Grové, Clare Loveday, Andile Khumalo, Martin Watt, Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph, and Jurgen Bräuninger as well as internationally renowned composers such as Wim Henderickx (Belgium), Jorrit Tamminga (The Netherlands), Diederik Glorieux (Belgium), Robert Fokkens (UK), Michael Pelzel (Switzerland), and Lukas Ligeti (Austria).

Jaco received bursaries from the North-West University (NWU), the South African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO), the National Research Foundation (NRF), and the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) to continue with post-graduate studies. He completed a Masters degree in Music Composition at the NWU which was awarded cum laude. The work for this degree consisted of a portfolio of compositions and a research dissertation on the principles of orchestration through the lens of musical forces. His research on musical forces was conducted in more depth for his PhD in Musicology and Music Analysis: he expanded the theory of musical forces by using analyses of the Belgian composer, Wim Henderickx’s, music.

During the first year of his bachelor studies he needed a platform for his music to be performed, so he proposed and co-founded the Young Composers Concert with his lecturer, Hannes Taljaard. The Young Composers Concert soon became a prestigious annual music concert – and soon progressed into a week of workshops for new music – at the North-West University where young, talented composers’ compositions are performed. Jaco’s music was later performed on many more national and international stages by national and international artists, most notably the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders (now the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra), Duo Montagnard, The Chamber Music Company of London, and György Sándor Fazakas. Jaco also received several commissions which include compositions for violoncello and flute from the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO), music for DEKAT-TV (broadcasted on national television), various compositions for South African Music concerts of the North-West University, chorale preludes for the South African Church Organists Society (SAKOV) publications, flute compositions for György Sándor Fazakas, a solo piano composition for Rachelle Elmes-Wessels, a violoncello and piano composition from Andrew Munro and Human Coetzee, and a choir composition from...

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Portrait de Jaco Meyer

Jaco Meyer a ajouté une nouvelle vidéo

Petit Dances for violin and piano (Composer: Jaco Meyer; Violin: Yian Xu; Piano: Carol Pitchford)
Portrait de Jaco Meyer

Jaco Meyer a ajouté une nouvelle vidéo

29 Biconjugate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
Portrait de Jaco Meyer

Jaco Meyer a ajouté 40 nouvelles vidéos

27 Bicaudate & Bicipital from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
10 Barbule from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
4 Baculiform from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
Portrait de Jaco Meyer

Jaco Meyer a ajouté 4 nouvelles vidéos

Sculpture and Sound: Artist and composer interview (Willem Boshoff & Jaco Meyer)
Sculpture and Sound: Jaco Meyer on composing sound for The Blind Alphabet
Sculpture and Sound: Willem Boshoff on making The Blind Alphabet

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Petit Dances for violin and piano (Composer: Jaco Meyer; Violin: Yian Xu; Piano: Carol Pitchford)
29 Biconjugate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
Composer Interview Series 6 - Malcolm Dedman and Jaco Meyer
34 Bifarious from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
33 Bidentate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
32 Bicuspidate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
31 Bicrenate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
30 Bicorn from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
27 Bicaudate & Bicipital from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
26 Bicarinate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
25 Bicalcarate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
24 Bezel from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
19 Bellemoid from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
18 Bavin from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
17 Batrachian from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
16 Bathcolpous from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
15 Basipetal & Basifugal from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
14 Bascule from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
13 Barry from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
12 Bar Gemel from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
2 Baccate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
1 Babery from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
11 Barchanoid from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
10 Barbule from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
9 Barbellate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
8 Barbee from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
7 Barbated from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
6 Banderole from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
5 Balanoid from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
3 Bacillary from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
20 Beloniform from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
21 Bendy from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
22 Berylloid from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
23 Bezant from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
28 Bicolligate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
35 Bifid from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
36 Bifistular from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
37 Biflagellate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
38 Biforate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
39 Bifurcated from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
40 Bigeminate from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
4 Baculiform from Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer
Sculpture and Sound: Artist and composer interview (Willem Boshoff & Jaco Meyer)
Sculpture and Sound: Jaco Meyer on composing sound for The Blind Alphabet
Sculpture and Sound: Willem Boshoff on making The Blind Alphabet
Sculpture and Sound: A brief overview of The Blind Alphabet
Elegies after the death of Nelson Mandela for viola and piano (composer: Jaco Meyer)
Walking in Birkenau for violin and electronics (composer: Jaco Meyer)
You are my heartbeat for piano solo (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
5 - Repetitionen after Psephos by Willem Boshoff (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
4 -Imitationen after Kubus by Willem Boshoff (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
3 - Paradigmationen after Tafelboek by Willem Boshoff (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
2 - Permutationen after Verskeur by Willem Boshoff (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
1- Introductionen after Kasboek by Willem Boshoff (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
Ek hou van blou - Coert Grobbelaar, Loraine Hibbert & Rudolf Geldenhuis (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
Stad in die mis - Coert Grobbelaar & Rudolf Geldenhuis (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
Winternag - Coert Grobbelaar & Rudolf Geldenhuis (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
KykAfrikaans - Sss Sssssss Sssssssss Sssssss Ssssssss (Jaco Meyer & Willem Boshoff)
KykAfrikaans - Tikreen (Jaco Meyer & Willem Boshoff)
KykAfrikaans - Penwortel (Jaco Meyer & Willem Boshoff)
KykAfrikaans - Kleure vroeg in die more (Jaco Meyer & Willem Boshoff)
KykAfrikaans - Boompie Verplant (Jaco Meyer & Willem Boshoff)
Lullabies - George Fazakas (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
Vyf Koraalvoorspele - V: Herders op die ope velde (Lied 364)
Chorale - Carel Henn & Christelle Engelbrecht (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
Composer Interview Series 5 - Rexleigh Bunyard and Jaco Meyer
A Portfolio of Mirrors - Carel Henn (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
Composer Interview Series 4 - Hannes Taljaard and Jaco Meyer
Lament en route to Auschwitz - George Fazakas (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
Composer Interview Series 3 - Babs Brouwer and Jaco Meyer
Composer Interview Series 2 - Hennie Coetzee and Jaco Meyer
Vyf Koraalvoorspele - IV: Loof die Here God (Lied 222)
Vyf Koraalvoorspele - III: "God is liefde" juig ons harte (Lied 334)
Vyf Koraalvoorspele - II: God is hier teenwoordig (Lied 159)
Vyf Koraalvoorspele - I: Ons Vader (Lied 266)
Lament en route to Auschwitz (Flute: Gyorgy Sandor Fazakas; Composer: Jaco Meyer)
Lullaby VII for flute solo by Jaco Meyer (Flute: George Fazakas)
Lullaby VI for flute solo by Jaco Meyer (Flute: George Fazakas)
Lullaby V for flute solo by Jaco Meyer (Flute: George Fazakas)
Lullaby IV for flute solo by Jaco Meyer (Flute: George Fazakas)
Lullaby III for flute solo by Jaco Meyer (Flute: George Fazakas)
Lullaby II for flute solo by Jaco Meyer (Flute: George Fazakas)
Lullaby I for flute solo by Jaco Meyer (Flute: George Fazakas)
Composer Interview Series 1 - Kevin Volans and Jaco Meyer
Une dédicace musicale (A Musical Dedication) by Jaco Meyer (Flute: George Fazakas)
Noag het 'n ark gebou - Laerskool Moorivier (composer: Jaco Meyer)
Tempête de neige
Chansons disparaissant dans la montagne
L'oiseau de neige
La première caresse revigorante de la vie
Psalm 23 - Noordwes Kinderkoor - Jaco Meyer
Want dit is Kersfees - Jaco Meyer
Elegies after the death of Nelson Mandela
Paradigmationen (Composer: Jaco Meyer)
You are my heartbeat (Du bist mein Herzschlag) by Jaco Meyer
A Witch's Tale - 3rd Movement (Mourning) by Jaco Meyer
A Witch's Tale - 2nd Movement (Disfigured Waltz) by Jaco Meyer
A Witch's Tale - 1st Movement (Congregation) by Jaco Meyer
God is Liefde Koraalvoorspel (Komponis: Jaco Meyer, Orrelis: Eljee du Plooy)
Seën Heer, kinders wat ons U bring (Jaco Meyer) - Orrel: Neil Barnard
Ouers bring julle kinders kerk toe (Jaco Meyer) - Orrel: Neil Barnard
Ons weet dat U (Jaco Meyer) - Orrel: Neil Barnard
Stof en puin bly agterweë (Jaco Meyer) - Orrel: Neil Barnard
Sal U altyd met hul wees (Jaco Meyer) - Orrel: Neil Barnard
'n Nuwe jaar is hier (Jaco Meyer) - Orrel: Neil Barnard
Die ringe is simbool (Jaco Meyer) - Orrel: Neil Barnard
Seën Heer, o hierdie egpaar (Jaco Meyer) - Orrel: Neil Barnard
Op berge en in dale (Lied 509) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
Praat ek mense-, eng'letale (Lied 530) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
O Heer my God (Lied 464) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
Hemelse Vader, ons bring U eer (Lied 451) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
Welkom, o stille nag van vrede (Lied 358) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
'n Man was van Jerusalem (Lied 546) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
Want so lief het God die wêreld (Lied 329) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
Jesus roep die kindertjies (Lied 294) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
Spreek Heer (Lied 254) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
Ek wat vergifnis, Heer (Lied 245) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
Loof die Heer, Hy is goed (Lied 212) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
Jesus groot bo almal (Lied 177) - Diskant: Jaco Meyer
Suite vir Tjello en Klavier I - 3e Beweging: Sonsondergang - Jaco Meyer
Suite vir Tjello en Klavier I - 2e Beweging: Sonsopkoms - Jaco Meyer
Suite vir Tjello en Klavier I - 1e Beweging: Sonsverduistering - Jaco Meyer
Suite for Piano and Cello II 5th Movement (Finale) by Jaco Meyer
Suite for Piano and Cello II 3rd Movement (Chorale) by Jaco Meyer
Suite for Piano and Cello II 4th Movement (Intermezzo II) by Jaco Meyer
Suite for Piano and Cello II 2nd Movement (Intermezzo I) by Jaco Meyer
Suite for Piano and Cello II 1st Movement (Sonate Appassionato) by Jaco Meyer
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2007

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