Monthati Zenzile Masebe
Monthati (she/they) is a composer, pianist and vocalist, African indigenous instrumentalist and researcher. They always tried to use art to find the intersection between all their influences and identity shaping. In their quest for queer acceptance in themselves as a pansexual womxn and for social belonging that acknowledges their contrasting rural and urban upbringing, Monthati found solace in composition. They’ve written multiple works for saxophone and string quartet, choir and vocal ensembles, chamber orchestras and is currently writing an indigenous orchestral work. Electronic music and working with programming has become a recent development in their creative obsessions. They are doing Masters research on investigating sound and spatial morphology using Southern African indigenous instruments and programs like PureData and Max.