Date: 9/11/1984, Sydney Label: Fringe Benefit FBR 53 Track: Tell it Artist: Jon Rose - 19 String Cello Notes: featuring the now lost cello (somewhere in France); with volume pedal stereo amplification recorded direct without overdubs or studio effects.
Date: 22/4/1985, Sydney Label: Hot Records 1017 Tracks: Soft and Fragile; Billy Jean Stings; You'll Never Walk Again; Hands Up (Psycho Drama pt1); Oh-O-Oh; Gone with the Wind; Tel Aviv Bats Artists: Jim Denley - Flute, Flax, Alto Sax; David Moss - percussion, voice, electronics; Eugene Chadbourne - guitar, voice; Gilian McGregor - voice; Steve Moore - soprano sax; Jon Rose - violin, 19 string cello Notes: From the Relative Band Festival 1985; some ABC studio recordings, some recorded by Rik Rue on his casette recorder at The Performance Space, Sydney. Side One of the album only.
Date: 1988 Berlin Label: Konnex ST 5019 Tracks: Cuisine A La Charlie; The Door; Soap Opera; The Bed; Prix du Disc; Wet Hair Waltz; The Removalist; Ironing board; La FenÉtre Artists: Jon Rose - 19 string cello, megaphone violin, 2 string pedal board, 16 string long neck violin and revolving speaker, violin, radio, turntable, etc; Jöelle Léandre - double bass, door, washing up, dog, voice, bed, etc. Notes: A domestic recording by the artists, Paris, in the Fall of 1987, with additional studio recording on studio FMP, Berlin and Studio Girardon, Paris. Photo Konstanze Binder.
Date: 23/3/1979 Sydney Label: Fringe Benefit No.28 Track: Figures Artists: Jon Rose - acoustic 5 string violin Notes: recorded at The Sculpture Centre in The Rocks, Sydney, which at the time was the main venue for free improvised music.
Date: 9/4/1980 Sydney Label: Fringe Benefit No.29 Track: Side B Artists: Jon Rose - String Frame and Ship's Piano Notes: recorded at Dangar Island, Sydney. A metal frame with lots of strings, and a violin bolted to it, some cheap pickups, a volume pedal, and a dilapidated wood-framed half-size ship's piano - Oh I miss that.
Date: 17/3/1987 West Germany Label: Dossier Track: Side A Artists: Jon Rose - cheap violin; Eugene Chadbourne - acoustic guitar Notes: recorded on tour at Tonstudio, Bamberg by Jörg Völker who might have prefered he hadn't. For the full story, what happened to the album, the lawyers, the priceless illegal version, the legal version, etc go here. "Any resemblance of this album to others by large record companies, past or present, is purely coincidental"
Date: January 1982 Sydney Label: The Beak Doctor Track: Dingos in Quest Artists: Greg Goodman - piano; Henry Kaiser - electric guitar; Jon Rose - amplified 5 string violin Notes: recorded at 2MBS FM by Julian Whichello as part of The Relative Band Festival 1982. This is from Greg Goodman's extraordinary album in which he explored the artefacts of Australian culture; write and buy the LP from him at The Beak Doctor.
Date: 11/1/1978 Sydney Label: Fringe Benefit No.19 Track: Side B Artists: Jon Rose violin and DJ Notes: recorded on Dangar Island, Sydney. This is the first solo album. I gave what I thought was my last copy to Otomo Yoshihide to abuse for the Shopping Project of the 1990s. He did this with gusto until one night he left the LP beside a radiator leaving the artefact looking like a Salvador Dali Clock. I thought that was the end of the story until I found this at my father's house. I have given it self-administered turntable treatment after the track is heard in full.
Date: 18/4/1981 Sydney Label: FBR cassette 36 Track: Side A Artists: Jon Rose - 19 String Cello with electronics Notes: recorded at a concert in Art:Empire:Industry, Sussex Street, Sydney before an audience of about 40 people and one baby (heard on the recording). This cassette was commercially produced, the master (also a cassette) was lost. I've removed some of the overpowering tape noise. The 19 string cello can be seen here, and at the bottom of this page here. The instrument was amplified in stereo with compression, phasing, and ring modulator heard occasionally. I don't think you could afford to park a car in Sussex street these days, let alone run a venue for experimental music and art.
Date: 10/11/1980 Sydney Label: FBR cassette 25 Track: Side B Artists: Jon Rose - 19 String Violin with electronics Notes: recorded at a concert in The Sydney Studio (now Roslyn Oxley Gallery), Sydney before an audience of about 50 people. This cassette was commercially produced, the master (you guessed it) was lost - as with all Fringe Benefit masters. I've removed some of the tape noise, otherwise it is as is, complete with authentic wow and flutter. The 19 string violin on a frame can be seen here. The instrument was amplified in stereo with occasional compression, phasing, and ring modulator. The instrument was stolen in London a few months later while on tour. I replaced it with the 19 string cello, also stolen!