Jon Rose is one of the most productive, original and focused people I know; heâ€™s also an extraordinary musician and an inspired composer. To mark his 60th anniversary we are releasing this 3 CD box of previously unreleased works ranging from radio documentary and radio fiction, virtuoso performances – taken from all manner of contexts, using both the acoustic violin and the hyperstring interactive bow system. Thereâ€™s a remarkable improvised violin concerto (the rest of the mini-orchestrasâ€™s parts are written out), as well as collaborations with Australian locals (multiple brassbands, musical whips, lounge pianists, aboriginal choirs, orchestrated corrugated iron, musical gum leaves, auctioneers, chainsaws, singing dingos, bowed saw orchestras, and so on). Thereâ€™s a duo with George – an Albertâ€™s Lyrebird, and concerts with contemporary ensembles and heavy earthmoving equipment. Accompanied by a great deal of extraordinary visual and some purely audio material collected together on a supplementary data disc. Comes with a generous booklet of texts, documents and photographs and, of course, a souvenir sample of bow-hair. The subscription version comes in a limited, signed and numbered edition with an extra subscription only additional item. Closes September 1st, 2012. Limited to 1000 exemplars.
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