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as contributing composer, arranger, sound engineer and recording studio service-provider, for Kurira Films International (SABC TV1 and Canadian Broadcasting Corp, 1996)

(a full feature film which is a Nigerian/South African co-production) Commissioned as sole composer, recording-service provider, arranger, orchestrator, final music editor and music-producer (2004)

Commissioned as Producer for the Soundtrack CD (August, 2003, airing August 2004 on SABC 1)

Molofish (season 1) (a TV drama series)

Adaora, (Produced by Godfather Productions)

Molofish (season 2) (Continuation)

Projects List

for South African & International distribution. Commissioned by Renaissance Films/SABC. Commissioned as recording-service provider, sole-composer, arranger, orchestrator and music-producer. (2004)

 

Robben Island (A South African love story, about Walther & Albertina Sisulu:)

 

A TV documentary about this important political figure and his life-long partner & love, for Queststar Communications/SABC/BBC. Commissioned as recording-service provider, contributing-composer, arranger, orchestrator and music-producer. (2004)

The Xhosa Wars: TV Doccy about the Xhosa’s history

Below is a list of some of the many big projects and companies we have been involved with. This should give the reader an idea of our general capability.

FILM/TELEVISION SOUNDTRACKS:-

Takalani Sesame, (the South African version of the American series Sesame Street)

for CTW (USA) & Kwasukasukela Productions (SA), broadcast by the SABC, starting July, 2000. This is a children’s series of the Muppets, done South African style. CKM was 50% contributing composer & recording service provider. The title theme was also recorded & mixed by us, at our recording studio. 

The History of the South African Political Parties: A TV series for world distribution, for the SABC/BBC.

Commissioned as recording-service provider, contributing-composer, arranger, orchestrator and music-producer for this series (2003/04)

Constitution Quest

 

(a series on educating the youth about the South African Constitution) as composer, producer & engineer, for Top Stories Television & SABC TV1, 1998.

 

 

Life Ceremonies (a documentary series on South African cultures)

 

for sound-track re-editing, for Top Stories Television & SABC, 1998.

 

 

Badira Mmogo (a sitcom series)

 

as sole composer, for Motshabi Productions (SABC, TV2, 1998)

 

 

Kiddyfit, (a children's fitness series)

 

as contributing composer, for Framework Television & M-Net, 1997)

 

 

Jo'burg Blues, (a sitcom series) as sole composer, for Endemol International Productions (SABC, TV1, 1997)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTEWORTHY MUSIC PROJECTS:-

ADVERTISING JINGLES & COPY:-

COLABORATIONS & ASOCIATIONS:-

2003/04: Invited by Jonas Gwangwa to collaborate on three projects:

¨ To produce a commercial song in praise of our President, Mr. Thabo Mbeki;

¨ To produce a commercial song for the South African Coat of Arms (These are both S.A. Government commissions) The CEO, Claude King co-composed the lyrics to both these works and they were performed live at the Union Buildings for the President’s 2004 inauguration.

¨ To Produce a commercial song in praise of another great South African Son, Oliver Tambo. Claude composed the English lyrics for this work.

2003: Contributions in the same capacity as above, for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, both for

          which Caiphus Semenya was the composer.

2002: Collaborator, music-programmer & studio service-provider for the historical African Union Song, Unité

           Africa.

2004: Coca-cola:  (composer, arranger, producer for the song Coca-Cola Real!)

1997: SA Road Transport safety campaign: (copy-creator, producer, composer, arranger)

1996: SB-3 for Universal Pharmaceuticals, Klingshield Autotint, Dept. of Road Safety and Perskor. (copy-creator, producer, composer, arranger)

Jonas Gwangwa (co-composer of the film “Cry Freedom”),

 

Anthony Farmer (of Sun City Extravaganzas)

 

Caifus Semenya (Roots)

 

Alfred Herbert (African Jazz & Variety)

 

Jimmy Rodgers, Chet Atkins, & Floyd Kramer (USA)

 

Michael and Joachim Schlote of Konzertdirektion-Schlote, Salzburg (Austria)

 

Dali Tambo (SA TV Producer)

 

Peter Blaikner (Austrian composer, collaborator, musicals creator & great friend)

 

 

MUSICALS:-

Contact details:

Claude King Media Productions

16 Southern-Klipriviersberg Road

The Hill,  2197,

Johannesburg,

Gauteng,

South Africa.

Phone: +2711-435-9940

Fax: +086-657-7720

E-mail:-  removeinfo@claudekingmedia.com

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Sexy: (1995). (a Sun City Revue) Created & directed by Anthony Farmer, sadly having died in May, 2006.

 

Claude King composed and arranged all of the original music and lyrics, and for which he was the Music Director. This ran for six months at Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa.

Izidumo O' Africa (1999 – 2001

We composed and arranged 90% of the original music and lyrics, and Claude King was the Music Director. This show had its first season in February and March of 1999, doing 48 sold-out performances across Austria, Germany & Switzerland, to standing ovations. Due to the success of the musical, many more seasons are planned for the coming years, strictly for international consumption. The 2nd tour of this musical took place during February and March of 2001, and encompassed Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.

 

Vibrating Africa. 2003—2005

(Inthega Preis winner, 2003)

Similar details as Izidumo O’ Africa.

Zulus, doing their traditional dance (In the Ghetto)

In the Ghetto: (2006—2007).

(Inthega Preis winner, 2006)

Claude King wrote the script, the music & lyrics, and directed this musical. It premiered to thunderous applause in Siegen, Germany on the 8th February 2006, where-after it went on tour in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Denmark & Switzerland.  All 38 performances were sold out and received standing ovations. It is due to repeat the same tour in Feb/Mar/Apr of 2007, with 50 performances planned. Read more about this at:-

http://www.schlote.at

Power of Africa: (2008—2009).

Claude King wrote the script, the music & lyrics, and directed this musical. It premiered to thunderous applause in Schlanders, Italy on the 10th February 2008, where-after it went on tour in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg,  Switzerland  & France.  All 38 performances were sold out and received standing ovations. It is due to repeat the same tour in Feb/Mar/Apr of 2009, with 50 performances planned. Read more about this at:-

http://www.schlote.at

             OTHER PROJECTS:-

Cambridge University of        (On-site recording, supervision & production of

England / Government of      Education Dept’s Examinations questionnaire Audio

Swaziland                              CD — 2009)                               

 

Transtel & Neotel                   Voice-over recordings for Call centre system

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