Jon Rose, accomplished composer, violinist, improviser, inventor, multimedia artist and author for more than 40 years has been chosen as the 2017 Peggy Glanville-Hicks resident.
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 called Prelude.
“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 Music Board.
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.