Voices from the Fence
ABC 2004
Radio inside a Violin: A gift to Jon Rose by the marketing department of WDR Cologne
  • A series commissioned by The Listening Room, ABC.
  • Based on the recorded interviews by Jon Rose that appear in POST IMPRESSIONS - a book by Dr. Hollis Taylor on the many characters, philosophers, and slightly crazy people that live, work, and survive around Australia's great fences.
  • Fence music played by Jon Rose and Hollis Taylor.
  • This extract features fence runner Ron Moses who worked on the Rabbit Proof Fence for over 30 years.

Where is the fence, what makes a fence, madness at the fence, murder by the fence, why make a fence, who owns the fence, are you thinking inside or outside of the fence?

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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