Friday, July 24, 2009
Jon rose , is a virtuoso violinist who as a late teenager moved to Australia from britain , i know him mainly as a free improvisor ...though he has been involved in performing lots of different genres of music , often deliberately de contextualizing them for satirical purposes.
i guess he is an archtypal post modernist whatever that is....
From the late 70's through to the mid 80's he had one of the very few independant operations specialising in free improv and experimental music in Australia( both vinyl and casettes).
he used to sell them at gigs.
These days he has a fairly prestigeous reputation here ... a result of wisely having moved back to europe in 1986, and performing with the likes of Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Evan Parker and so on......
Luckily for us , he has since moved back and is performing regularly.
HERES A LINK TO HIS WEBSITE
Both of these tapes have never been reissued , in those days cassettes for the purposes of cheap mass production were once dubbed at high speed, often resulting in very high level peaks .
Ive made no attempt at mastering or removing hiss.
Fringe Benefit Casette ,28 John Rose and Roger Turner- trouble in the Woodwork 9-12-80
one long improv in 2 parts.
J.Rose – Violin
Roger Turner Percussion
Fringe Benefit Casette-33'Luton is the centre of the universe'- recorded in Luton , UK- 1980
John Rose- violin
John Russel- guitar
Steve Beresford- various instruments, toys ect( side 1 only)
Tony Wren -DB , (side 2 only)
If anyone needs a recommendation of some of Roses current work ... id plump for
A Stunning disc , one of the finest projects Rose has ever been involved with.
anyone wanting mp3's of these two tapes will find them