Skip to main content

Kevin Volans (Composer)

Born: 26th July 1949, Pietermaritzburg, SA

Nationality: South African/Irish

Kevin Volans is a South African born Irish composer and pianist. He studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Mauricio Kagel in Cologne in the 1970s and later became associated with the Neue Einfacheit (New Simplicity) movement in the city. In the late 1970s he became interested in the indigenous music of his homeland and began a series of pieces which attempted to combine aspects of African and contemporary European music. Although Volans later moved away from any direct engagement with African music, certain residual elements such as interlocking rhythms, repetition and open forms are still detectable in his music since the early 1990s which takes a new direction more redolent of certain schools of abstract art.

All Genres: Volans

Recent Best Sellers: Volans

  • First Drop
    CD: Original price ($15.50) Reduced price $12.50
    Download from $10.00
  • From My Beloved Country
    CD: $13.50
    Download from $10.00
  • Kevin Volans: Orchestral Works
    Download from $10.00
  • Die drei Orgeln des Magdeburger Doms
    Download from $10.00
  • See, We Assemble
    Download from $10.00
  • Impressions d'Afrique
    Download from $10.00