Lunchbox/Soapbox: Jon Rose on The Music of Place: Reclaiming a Practice
How do you maintain live music in a culture that does not value it? Jon Rose, acclaimed improvising violinist and instrument-maker, outlines six major problems he blames for the failing of live music in our cities, and proposes ways to re-engage with the culture and practice of music.
The transcript of this video is also available – complete with formidable comment thread.
Jon Rose was recently commissioned by the Kronos String Quartet to write and build Music from 4 Fences for the Sydney Opera House. He realised his bicycle-powered Pursuit project at Carriage Works (Sydney) and The Mona Foma Festival (Hobart) and performed a completely new and improvised solo part for the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.