State of Play

Turn on/off the embedded sound. Album title: State of Play - Track title: Hills Hoist Music
TitleState of Play
ArtistsJon Rose, Jim Denley, Freya Schack-Arnott, Clayton Thomas, Robbie Avenaim, Erkki Veltheim, Elizabeth Welsh, Rachael Kim, Biddy Connor, Judith Hamann, Chloe Sobek, Maria Moles, Michael McNab, The Song Company, Antony Pitts, Elena Kats-Chernin, Ilan Volkov, The Symphony Orchestra of Bologna, Zubin Kanga, Cor Fuhler, Claire Edwardes, Hollis Taylor, Noam Yaffe, Mary Rapp.
LabelReR Megacorp (Recommended London)
'What Rose has got is the focus and persistence to see a notion into a concept, to foster an idea into something that can be explicated, could only be—realized through the use of not only audio recordings but video, text, performance, exhibition, installation and a methodical, almost maniacal, collecting of sources...Rose has been, and continues to be, a forward thinking innovator who feels no particular debt to the reasonable.' Kurt Gottschalk

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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