Great Fences of Australia

Turn on/off the embedded sound. Album title: Great Fences of Australia - Track title: Electric Fence
TitleGreat Fences of Australia
ArtistsJon Rose and Hollis Taylor
LabelReR Megacorp (Recommended London)
Revealed by the bowing of Jon Rose and Hollis Taylor in conditions of extreme heat, high winds, millions of flies and deadly snakes, the fences of Australia become vast string instruments. The electrified fence you are now hearing has the added attraction of providing regular painful shocks up your bowing arm. Dynamo House

What's New

March 2023
'Beak' - Kronos Quartet plays the world premiere, a composition based on the song of a Pied Butcherbird by Jon Rose and Hollis Taylor.
Adelaide Festival
July 2022
'Fringe Benefits 1977​-​1985' - Historic glimpses of Improvised and Experimental Music in Australia; making available recordings from the original vinyl and cassette catalogue on Fringe Benefits.
May 2021
'State of Play' titles my double album featuring duo improvisations and recent projects with a cast of great collaborators...out now!
ReR Recommended Records, London
May - October 2021
'Whistling in the Dark' embraces a set of duets between various pied butcherbirds (from field recordings in outback Australia) and virtuosic human musicians (in home lockdown) performing transcriptions of this extraordinary avian music.
On Line Project available September
November 2021 - Premiere
'Mendel's Mix' - A commission for Brno Contemporary Orchestra. Finally after many Covid-19 delays, the work is performed. Inspired by the 'father' of genetics, Johann Gregor Mendel, and based on the structure of DNA, you can mix your own version here.
Brno, Czech Republic
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