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Adam Howard will be joining William Kentridge on stage for the South African premier of the artist's multi-media stage opera, Refuse the Hour, during a series of performances and lectures at the 2015 Design Indaba Festival, taking place in Cape Town this week. 24 Feb 2015 Read more >> One night only at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Saturday, 14 February at 8pm 9 Feb 2015 Read more >> Three original scores from Howard Music provided the emotive finishing touches to a series of TV commercials for 1Life Insurance, celebrating the triumph of the human heart. 25 Nov 2014 Read more >> Howard Music recently scored the music to the latest Dion Wired TVC - named "The Visitor". The commercial was conceptualised by agency - Ireland Davenport and was shot by director Slim of Egg Films. 5 Sep 2014 Read more >> Best Original Music Composition in a TV Commercial.
Best Original Music Composition in a Radio Commercial. 11 Jul 2014 Read more >>
Join the Johannesburg Big Band and two of South Africa's finest vocal talents in a scintillating celebration of the classic big band sound in My Favourite Swings at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Saturday, 2 August at 8pm. 7 Jul 2014 Read more >> Some claim that if you've seen one tourism brand video you've seen them all, especially since every major destination wants us to think that their country is the most beautiful place in the world. 26 Jun 2014 Read more >> When Paul Warner, co-founder and partner at Metropolitan Republic, strolled into the Howard Music studio not armed with the unusually comprehensive brief as usual, but this time a beautiful true story, Adam had no idea how close to home this project would really hit... 27 Feb 2014 Read more >> Join Melrose Arch this December for craft beers, big band swing and all that jazz. Enjoy the Rhythm and Brews festival over two days in the Melrose Arch Precinct featuring a range of craft beers and live music. 3 Dec 2013 Read more >> There is only one place to celebrate the festive season in Johannesburg and that's enjoying Swingin' Christmas at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Saturday 30 November at 8pm for one night only. 20 Nov 2013 Read more >> There is only one place to celebrate the festive season in Johannesburg and that's enjoying Swingin' Christmas at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Saturday, 30 November, at 8pm for one night only. 12 Nov 2013 Read more >> Agency Ireland/Davenport commissioned Adam Howard to come up with some compelling travel tunes for SA Tourism's latest TV campaign: "Nothing's more fun than a sho't left". The TV spots feature the highly contagious all-singing, all-smiling, all-star talents of Dr. Malinga, and friends, as they dance, slide, paddle and twerk* their way through the best of Joburg, PE, Durban and Cape Town. The spots were conceived by CD Vanessa Klevansky, Art Director Gareth O'Callaghan and copywriter Stuart Sims. Egg Films' Sunu (back in SA after 7 years working in Holywood) shot the action-packed spots. 18 Oct 2013 Read more >> Just back from a European tour as musical director for Willam Kentridge's multi-media, avant-garde chamber opera - "Refuse The Hour," and standing in as MD for SABC's "Strictly Come Dancing," Adam Howard is back in the driving seat at Ministry Of Illusion, and recently served up a double barrel of lip-smacking soundtracks for the latest Ocean Basket TVC's. 6 Sep 2013 Read more >> Howard Music is proud to announce that Adam has just returned from a very hot Europe as musical director for Willam Kentridge's hit production "Refuse The Hour". The piece opened for five performances at the Quartier D'ete festival in Paris and concluded with three exclusive performances at the Impulstanz Dance Festival in Vienna at the beginning of August. The multi-media "avant-garde chamber opera" actually features Kentridge on-stage - giving a series of "lectures" on time, space and everything in-between! 20 Aug 2013 Read more >> House Of Brave recently commissioned Adam to compose a trio of beautifully shot TVC's for 1Life. Far from quirky jingles and swinging big band tunes, each commercial called for its own authentic orchestral sound in permutations of 2 minutes and 30 second TVC's. 14 Aug 2013 Read more >> Howard Music is proud to announce that Adam is back in the driving seat at Ministry of Illusion and spinning tunes like there's no...loading...loading...no internet, maybe tomorrow. In between waxing the final mix for Ministry Of Illusion and playing musical director for the 2012 Toyota Car Dealer Of The Year Awards, this is just a taste of what Adam has been up to. 13 Jun 2013 Read more >> Adam Howard has just returned from Cape Town, where he not only enjoyed some fresh mussels from the sea, but also pulled off one of the biggest musical events in Toyota's calendar, ek sê! 7 May 2013 Read more >> Although 2012 may stick out as the year of Zuma's painted privates, around here, MMXII will always be remember as the year that Howard Music truly went global. After a hectic few (dozen) months on the road as William Kentridge's Musical Director, Adam still somehow managed to produce a string of classy TV and Radio commercials here in SA. 3 Apr 2013 Read more >> Adam Howard has just returned to South Africa from Rome and Greece as Musical Director for William Kentridge's world tour of "Refuse the Hour." This is the third leg of a tour which debuted at the Amsterdam Festival in June, went on to the Avignon Theatre Festival in July, and now just back from Rome and Athens. The piece will continue to entrance audiences across the globe over the next few years. 11 Dec 2012 Read more >> The Johannesburg Big Band is a collection of the finest jazz and session musicians in South Africa. Formed in 2011 and run by its Musical Director - Adam Howard through his company - Howard Music, they have already performed at many functions, including a sold out performance for the 702 "Easter Celebration" at Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. 15 Oct 2012 Read more >> When Rob Malpage from Frieze Films rolled into the Howard Music studio with grills chanting: "Heita what up deejay", Adam immediately knew something big was about to drop. It was only when rising hip hop star AKA showed up, busting rhymes, that the blingy penny finally dropped! 27 Sep 2012 Read more >> Hot on the heels of several sold-out performances as William Kentridge's Musical Director at the Avignon festival in France, Adam Howard is back in the driving seat at the Ministry Of Illusion and scoring up a storm for Brand South Africa and Publicis. 28 Aug 2012 Read more >> Howard Music is proud to announce that Adam has just concluded a series of sold-out performances at the Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam, as the musical director for William Kentridge's latest breathtaking multi-media performance piece - Refuse The Hour. 2 Aug 2012 Read more >> MetropolitanRepublic brought the Castle Milk Stout sexy back and Howard Music was asked to jazz up the hypnotic new TV spot. 11 Jun 2012 Read more >> HOWARDy Partners! While the world's been anxiously awaiting that end of January pay cheque, Howard Music has kicked in the new year with a foot-tapping, knee-slapping, bluegrass bang! See how Engen filled up at Howard Music... 9 Feb 2012 Read more >> The festive season is once again upon us and Howard Music is proud to announce that we did more than jingle a few bells at the Loeries this year, we were the official audio post production facilty. Our new website is clocking hits, and while everyone else is looking forward to some well deserved down time, Adam is hard at work convincing Santa that it's high time for a musical makeover! Here's what Howard Music has been up to: 8 Dec 2011 Read more >> Metropolitan Republic briefed Adam to reach into the abyss and return with a light and melodic score for MTN's latest animated TVC. The spot was masterfully crafted by Wicked Pixels. 24 Nov 2011 Read more >> a) He's been practising Beethoven's Violin Concerto backwards on his trumpet?
b) While scoring a science fiction film he got sucked into a wormhole and spent the last year trying to get back to the year 2011.
c) He got so wrapped up in conducting orchestras, directing music for huge events and composing award winning tunes for commercials that he just never got around to it. UNTIL NOW! 2 Nov 2011 Read more >>
Volcano Advertising recently connected with Howard Music to compose the music for the Altech Autopage Cellular "Connecting you to more" TVC campaign. 12 Dec 2010 Read more >> Spring has arrived, and we've been kept very busy here at Howard Music: original composition on two TVC's, lots of final mix for Ministry Of Illusion and Musical Direction for an upcoming event for Blue Moon... 4 Oct 2010 Read more >> Howard Music was commissioned by agency Leo Burnett to compose the original music for the massive SABC campaign "FEEL IT. It is here". The brief was to create a memorable track, embodying all the excitement of The South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup. 14 Jun 2010 Read more >> The new VW Polo Vivo was unveiled recently at Sun City. The night was a musical extravaganza, and featured international acts Kelly Clarkson and Westlife, with performances by local acts - The Parlotones, Freshlyground, TKZee, Soweto Gospel Choir and Big Nuz. Adam Howard was Musical Director for the event, and conducted the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra. 26 Apr 2010 Read more >> This specific ad, “Remember”, is the first Sepedi commercial ever to be flighted on television! The ad takes the target audience on a journey down memory lane, referencing some of the most memorable hairstyles from the 80's with their vernacular slang names. 12 Apr 2010 Read more >> Adam Howard recently completed the original score for the latest Fiat TVC. Agency was Leo-Burnett, and production house Star Productions. Animation and post was completed at Ministry Of Illusion, home to Howard Music... 6 Apr 2010 Read more >> Adam Howard is in high demand as Musical Director and Conductor for a host of prestigious corporate events in South Africa over the exhilarating 2010 period. 5 Mar 2010 Read more >> Adam Howard of Howard Music recently composed the music for an AV to be played before the South African premiere of Invictus, the new film directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. 25 Jan 2010 Read more >> Adam Howard of Howard Music recently completed the audio final mix of the 2010 FIFA World Cup final draw. Ministry Of Illusion, where Howard Music is based, was commissioned by George Mazarakis of Combined Artists to conceptualise and generate graphics for the event that took place in Cape Town on 4th December 2009. 18 Jan 2010 Read more >> Metropolitan Republic recently launched a new series of FNB television commercials. Adam Howard of Howard Music was commissioned to compose the original music for the spots. 23 Nov 2009 Read more >> Howard Music recently completed full orchestral arrangements of Mbongeni Ngema's music for the launch of the new R15-million music facility - KZN Music House. 16 Oct 2009 Read more >> TKZee's long-awaited album “Coming Home” was recently completed at Howard Music. A final mix at Ministry Of Illusion and performances on Malaika and KB's new albums were also done here this month. Oh, and a six-month-old daughter! Phew! Spring is here in full force at Howard Music! 18 Sep 2009 Read more >> The latest TV campaign for Peugeot is one of the many jobs Howard Music has been busy with lately. Also recently completed for Saatchi & Saatchi was original music for a Pampers “Way fit” TVC to be used in Nigeria and Ghana. Y&R has also had music composed for a Nutriday TVC... 6 Jul 2009 Read more >> From the soundtrack of a Nigerian TVC to a killer track for Smoothies on local youth radio and in studio with Steve Hofmeyr, Howard Music is rocking the airwaves around the continent... 28 Apr 2009 Read more >> Adam Howard recently completed the musical orchestration for a new SA film, “White Lion”. 10 Mar 2009 Read more >> It's been a busy year end at Howard Music. Adam has just finished composing music for Metropolitan Republic for their “We shall overcome” World AIDS Day radio campaign. 15 Dec 2008 Read more >> Adam Howard was recently invited to do the musical direction for the Manchester United Gala Banquet dinner at Emperor's Palace. Adam arranged the music and conducted the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra for this prestigious function at which the Bala Brothers lent their voices. 28 Oct 2008 Read more >> Howard Music went live for business this week at the West Studio - Ministry of Illusion, Bryanston, JHB. Offering a broad range of services which include original composition, arranging, musical direction, music search and stripe, final mix, audio to picture stripe and more, the investment of our time and money in the new premises and gear has already begun paying off. Recent work includes the latest Berocca TVC for JWT. 26 Aug 2008 Read more >> Howard Music is moving studios to Ministry Of Illusion in Bryanston. 4 Jul 2008 Read more >> Howard Music has been very busy over the last few weeks, composing music for clients such as TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Draftfcb, DDB and Creatrix - conducting the Bala Brothers, and performing on Judith Sephuma's latest album. 19 Jun 2008 Read more >> The catchy new LG TVC was composed by Adam Howard. The brief from Y&R was to compose a memorable, light tune that people could whistle! 11 May 2008 Read more >> Howard Music composed the latest MTN TVC for Metropolitan Republic, and Adam Howard, with Zwai Bala, are musical directors for the “Stars of Mzanzi” Awards on SABC 1. 4 Mar 2008 Read more >>