Syd and George
DR 2007
Radio inside a Violin: A gift to Jon Rose by the marketing department of WDR Cologne
  • Produced for Manfred Mixner and Deutschland Radio in 2007 by Jon Rose
  • Recordings of George the Lyrebird by Syd Curtis
  • Recordings of Syd Curtis by Jon Rose
  • All string quartet music derived from George's vocalisations and composed and played by Jon Rose

This is the story of the relationship between Syd Curtis, a member of Homo sapiens and retired park ranger; and George, an Albert's Lyrebird or Menura alberti, who lived in Lamington National Park, Australia. They are both sadly no longer with us. In later parts of the composition, both species tend to morph into each other. (extract only)

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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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