PAGANINI'S LAST TESTIMONY
ABC 1988
Radio inside a Violin: A gift to Jon Rose by the marketing department of WDR Cologne
  • Derived from Paganini's own letters - text and Music by Jon Rose
  • Commissioned for The Listening Room by Ros Cheney
  • Recording engineer was John Jacobs
  • Recorded in pre-digital studio conditions!
  • Faith healers and religious nut jobs recorded from local radio stations by Jon Rose while on tour in the deep south of the USA 1986

The listener discovers a violinist who was as much a faith healer and bewitcher of the masses as conjurer with sound. A full range of violins including the ten string double violin, the baby megaphone violin, the 19 string cello, and amplified bow are used and cut with the ravings of evangelical preachers from America's Bible belt. (Extract from a much longer work)

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16-21 March 2020
Jon will be composer in residence
Monash University, Melbourne
03-30 April 2020
Jon is on tour in Europe
Berlin, Treviso, Mestre, Trieste, Berlin
24 July - 9 August 2020
The Rosenberg Museum
Articulate Space, Sydney
04 November 2020 - Premiere
Jon is currently composing 'Mendel's Mix' - A commission for Brno Contemporary Orchestra. The work is inspired by the 'father' of genetics, Johann Gregor Mendel, and based on the structure of DNA
Brno, Czech Republic
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