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

April 2023
'Rock/Paper/Scissors' - first performance of a radical new interface between violin improvisation, composition, orchestra, and conductor. Highlights here.
KNM, Berlin
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
March 2024
'Night Songs' celebrates an interspecies multi-media engagement between the ancient music of a uniquely Australian songbird - Cracticus nigrogularis (the Pied Butcherbird) and Australia's premiere new music group Ensemble Offspring. Documentation here.
The Adelaide Festival
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