Welcome to my website. I'm Antoni Schonken, a South African born composer living and making music at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. In 2015 I completed my PhD, in which I tried to figure out the most important and fundamental aspects of western symphonic orchestration in order to build a workable, generalised theory. I think I managed pretty well. I am in love with music in all its many forms, and I think my work shows it. I believe that music is dance, that music is song, and that the world's greatest music comes from nature itself. Because of that, my music tends to sing and to dance, and the sounds of nature inevitably find their way into my creativity. Have a look around, see if you like my work, and let me know if you need help with something.