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

June 2021
'Figures of Eight' - a work from 1974, updated, and given a thrilling performance by violinist Emma Roijackers.
Haarlem Lichtfabriek, Holland
May 2021
'State of Play' titles my new double album featuring duo improvisations and recent projects with a cast of great collaborators...out now!
ReR Recommended Records, London
September 2021
'Corrugations' heralds a new music series starting in Alice Springs - we just moved into a new house here big enough to hold the Rosenberg Museum and performances.
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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
September 2021 - delayed Premiere
Jon is currently composing 'Mendel's Mix' - A commission for Brno Contemporary Orchestra. The work is inspired by the 'father' of genetics, Johann Gregor Mendel, and based on the structure of DNA
Brno, Czech Republic
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