04 settembre 2012

I sessant'anni li ha compiuti l'anno scorso, ma a Jon Rose la festa di compleanno il Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts di Northbridge (Australia) l'ha fatta ieri, dedicandogli un programma tutto su misura: On a String-Jon Rose Was 60.

On a String celebrates Jon Rose's 60th birthday last year and is both dedicated to and inspired by him. This concert is tied together by the idea of the string, the thread, the line - a crucial part of Rose's innovative new music practice for many years. Guest artists, guitarists Ant Gray and Bill Darby, as well as Melbourne ensemble Golden Fur will feature on the night as well as several world premiere's including Jone Rose's The Auctioneer Says and a tribute to American alt-rockers Low.
For over 35 years, Rose has been at the sharp end of new, improvised, and experimental music and media. A polymath, he is at much at home creating large environmental multi-media works as he is playing the violin on a concert stage. Central to this practice has been 'The Relative Violin' project, a unique output, rich in content, realising almost everything on, with, and about the violin and string music in general. He has appeared on over 60 albums, and worked with artists such as Kronos Quartet, Derek Bailey, John Cage and John Zorn.