Play It Again, Doc
ABC 1990
Radio inside a Violin: A gift to Jon Rose by the marketing department of WDR Cologne
  • The second radiophonic composition of a 'Rosenberg' trilogy, commissioned by Ros Cheney for The ABC Listening Room
  • Text, violin, arrangements, production - Jon Rose
  • Voices - Jon Rose and Shelley Hirsch
  • Recording engineer - John Jacobs

A tale of appropriation and lost identities. The psychotic Captain Karajan is determined to prove Rosenberg's Theory of Music Relativity by crashing his Jumbo jet at full power into the Sydney Opera House. Dr. Karen Rosenberg explains what it is like to be a Dr. Rosenberg ("you wait to see what people will do with it"). Shelley Hirsch sings a song remarkably similar to 'As Time Goes By'. Lesbian couple Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson make an appearance chasing the fakes and forgeries... There are countless mutant flies buzzing around as the science of multiple personalities goes bottoms up. (Extract taken from the beginning and end of the work).

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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