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ROSE, JON: Rosin
Jon Rose is one of the most productive, original and focused people I know; hes 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. Theres a remarkable improvised violin concerto (the rest of the mini-orchestrass 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). Theres a duo with George - an Alberts 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.