This box set documents most of Rose’s major projects from the last decade, including multimedia events like “Pannikin”, “Talking Back To Media”, and “Sphere”, as well as his continued questioning of the violin, seeing Rose bowing outback fences, creating bicycle powered violins and interactive bows. Rose is deservedly recognised as one of Australia’s premier musical innovators, particularly as a violinist, but this box set (a slightly late celebration of his 60th birthday) showcases his perhaps less-discussed acheivements in engaging experimental music with the whole gamut of Australian society; from isolated rural life to suburban talkback radio, to his use of sport and games as structure and application of historical recordings, Rose’s music comments wordlessly upon Australia more than any other musician, and perhaps more than any other contemporary artist.
Rosin comes with a detailed booklet of liner notes and colour photos. The data disc contains video footage of a range of Rose’s projects back to the 1970s. The box set is a limited edition of 1000 copies, each containing a bagged sample of used bow hair, hand-numbered and signed by Rose.