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Rosin : 60th Anniversary Collection / Jon Rose.

  • Published by ReR Megacorp — 2013 [ReR JR 8-11] — 4 CDs (214 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2425 — Reference (not for loan) copy only


This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Bird verb — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Sydney, on 19 Jul 11.
Jon Rose Jon Rose 7 mins, 42 sec.
Charlie's whiskers (2004) ten palindromes for Charles Ives — excerpts
Recorded/performed at: Evenings of New Music, Bratislava, Slovakia, on 11 Nov 11.
Jon Rose The Bratislava Chamber Soloists, Marián Lejava 20 mins, 30 sec.
Digger music — found/unconventional instruments — excerpt
Recorded/performed at: Wagarno Station, Western Australia, on 3 Oct 08.
Performed and recorded as part of Sounds Outback Festival
Jon Rose Ivan McLay 8 mins, 51 sec.
Garage fence (2008) — found/unconventional instruments
Jon Rose Jon Rose, Hollis Taylor 26 mins, 52 sec.
Hyper — acoustic music with live computer effects
Jon Rose Jon Rose 11 mins, 22 sec.
Internal combustion (2008) — violin with chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Kammermusiksaal of The Berlin Philharmonic, on 12 Mar 08.
Jon Rose Ensemble United Berlin, Jon Rose, Robin Fox 17 mins
Palimps — acoustic music with pre-recorded sound
Jon Rose Jon Rose 15 mins, 58 sec.
Pannikin (2005) — miscellaneous — Excerpts Jon Rose 39 mins, 23 sec.
Pursuit (2009) — found/unconventional instruments
Recorded/performed at: Performance Space at Carriageworks, NSW, on 14 Feb 09.
Jon Rose Robin Fox, Garth Paine
Slow rain — sound sculpture Jon Rose 2 mins, 43 sec.
Sphere — radiophonic music
Recorded/performed at: Art Gallery of New South Wales, on 25 Nov 07.
Jon Rose Jon Rose, Hollis Taylor, Aku Kadogo, The Song Company 26 mins, 52 sec.
Syd and George (2007) — radiophonic music — extract
Jon Rose Jon Rose 16 mins, 46 sec.
Talking back to media (2010) — performance art — excerpts
Jon Rose Jon Rose 35 mins, 56 sec.

Product details

A new box set by Jon Rose on the prestigious ReR (Recommended) label in London, with 3 CDs, a data disc, a booklet of notes to the tracks, some Rosenberg Museum trivia, and artifacts of used bow hair (the review copies are lacking this due to UPS losing 1,000 autographed bags of the stuff in the USA; replacement bow hair is currently being sourced!). This is a (slightly late) edition to celebrate his 60th birthday.

The recorded music features a cross section of some of the violinist's work in recent years, most of it unknown to Australian audiences. Amongst the extracts are collisions for violin(s) with orchestras, freaks, choirs, improvising ensembles, barbed wire, a singing dingo, interactive violin bows, talk back radio, fire, chainsaws, bowed saws, a brass band, a department store pianist, outback environments, suiciding flies, broadband feedback, Aboriginal gum leaf playing, odd scordatura tunings, knives and forks, a front end digger, fences, a giant 2.4 meter ball, highly dangerous voltage sparks, rain, traditional whips, corrugated iron, a lyrebird called George, a bicycle powered mobile orchestra, Tchaikovsky, a kitchen sink, and the other: 2004-2010. Also included on the data disc is an historic 1982 video of Rose playing his 19-string cello.

In 2012, the musician was awarded the Don Banks Prize for his lifetime achievement to Australian music. ROSIN demonstrates the scale, originality, and quality of his enterprise - a total art form based around the violin. The box set contains written affirmation on this mega opus by the likes of David Harrington (Kronos), Dr Bob Ostertag (musician and political activist), Richard Barrett (composer), and Dr Kersten Glandien (musicologist specialising in sound art).

Duration: 214 min.

Disc 4 is a data CD containing audio-visual (QuickTime) movie files:
Contents: Duo: 19 string cello and video -- Barbed Wire Practice -- The Pannikin Bowed Saw Orchestra -- Music for Violins and Flies -- Serenade for Feedback Violin and Chairs -- The Pursuit Project -- Fence Music from a fence on The Strzelecki Track, Australia 2005 -- Tchaikovsky? -- The Violin Burning -- Violin 3D Model -- Violin Record Player -- Violin Solo at the Sydney Opera House -- The Viocycle at the Sydney Olympic Velodrome -- The Wogarno Fence.

Includes programme booklet and bonus tracks leaflet, which include extensive program notes.

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