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  • Jon Rose - Violin
  • Zeena Parkins - Electroacoustic Harp

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, improvisor, well-known as a pioneer of the electric harp she describes her harp as a “sound machine of limitless capacity”. Zeena’s unique vision is one that seeks to both meld and highlight opposites. She has broken musical boundaries to create a highly personal and stunning body of work. Or, to quote the WDC Period “Music that makes you hike up your britches and howl like a coyote”.

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Those involved in new and experimental music often come to the metaphor of fences and borders in describing their work. Violinist Jon Rose has grappled with these ideas conceptually and literally. His project The Great Fences uses the 3,500 Dingo Fence that stretches across Australia and turns it into music. In 2009 The Kronos String Quartet commissioned Rose for their own fence piece, based on the standard #5 wire outback fence.

It has been 10 years since pioneering violinist, improviser, composer and instrument building maverick Rose played in New York. Apart from the subtleties of barbed wire, there will be a celebration of many string types and lengths – from violin, to tenor violin, to cello, to double bass, to electric guitar, to koto – with some of the finest players around New York. www.jonroseweb.com


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