BJ Engelbrecht

I am an artist and academic whose main creative and theoretical interest is in sound and its relationship to time and space, particularly within the complex urban environment of Johannesburg.

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Idioms Under House Arrest

Idioms Under House Arrest (2020), is based on a series of visual scores that are then translated on an additive sine wave synthesiser. The elements of each collage were drawn from a library visit I was initially interested in the old typography books and quotation in music. 

Deejay Snayman

Anointed with this name because I’ll hit you with dope cuts >>

A Day

Practice:  To be honest, nothing particularly interesting has happened yet. Perhaps an orchestra of fans – or maybe a duet. My recordings tend to be contingent on nobody interrupting their making. This is probably why I don’t have that many. I suddenly had a the thought that writing in this way will ruin my writing. […]

All of the Most Current Metaphors of Human Existence, All at Once #2

It might be better to be a mysticist than an armchair naturalist. Is there life after death? It just seems that the former is needed much more right now. Thus aliens exist. Question: What are the chances that there is life on other planets? Answer: Ten to the power of six. I prefer the armchair, would […]


This is just another long term relationship that I was lucky enough to capture. I couldn’t help but get a bit esoteric about the whole situation and ponder…how long have these souls been in contact with each other, for what reason and these samosas are the best.

The Wool Stuff

There’s a wool shop in town. If you knit, then you know the place. Its been there for many years, definitely since before I was born. I go there with my mom. She’s one of the dying breed of people that are actually from Joburg so she’ll tell you about the wool shop. I’m more […]

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