accomplished composer, violinist, improviser, inventor, multimedia artist and author
for more than 40 years has been chosen as the 2017 Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Mr Rose said he was honoured to be chosen for the
residency and it will provide the opportunity, space and time to further his
skills in both old and new media composition, inspiring him to create new works
for emerging generations of performers in Australia and New York.
“I continue to expand my areas of expertise and the
many options for the performance of my works and recent residencies in NYC have
created connections with a new set of performers for whom my opus of
experimental and musical vision was previously unknown,” Mr Rose said.
“This residency will build upon that, providing a
networked environment for greater collaboration and the development of a fresh
creative discourse. I am excited to be able to experience all that this
incredible opportunity has to offer by allowing me to write compositions that
engage the practice of music in new, radical, or unexplored contexts.”
Australia Council for the Arts Chief Executive Officer
Tony Grybowski congratulated Mr Rose on his 12 month residency and said the
Australia Council has been proud to be associated with the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency program for the past five years.
“For more than a quarter of a century, this special
place has offered a sanctuary for leading Australian composers to immerse
themselves in their practice and focus on creating some really exciting new
work,” Mr Grybowski said.
Composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks bequeathed her
three-bedroom terrace in Sydney’s Paddington area and since 1990 the house and
residency program has been administered by the Peggy
Glanville-Hicks Composers’ Trust
which partners with the Australia Council to offer the residency through a
competitive application process.
Announced last night at the annual Peggy
Glanville-Hicks address in Sydney, 2017 will be the final year the Australia
Council will manage the Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency program. Bundanon Trust
will take over the management as part of the national composer house network
“Building on the success of Peggy Glanville-Hicks
House, Prelude makes composer
residency opportunities available across the country and is made possible
through the commitment of many partners: the Australia Council, the Peggy-Glanville
Hicks Composers’ Trust, Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund, the
National Trusts of Australia, the National Trust WA and APRA/AMCOS,” Bundanon
Trust Chief Programs Officer John Baylis said.
“We congratulate Jon Rose on being the 2017 recipient
in Sydney and look forward to announcing the 2017 recipient for Perth’s
composer residency at Gallop House on 9 November.”
Mr Rose was also the recipient of the 2012 Don Banks
Music Award, the Australia Council’s most prestigious award for lifelong
contribution to Australian music, honouring an individual’s outstanding and
sustained contribution to music in Australia. It was established in honour of
Don Banks, acclaimed Australian composer, performer and the first Chair of the
Previous recipients of the residency program include
Natasha Anderson, Barney McAll, Cat Hope, and Julian Day. More information on
the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency can be found on the Australia Council website.
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