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10 November 2016

Glanville-Hicks and Gallop House residencies to Jon Rose and Mace Francis

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Jon Rose and Mace Francis have been announced as recipients of two composer residencies as part of the new Prelude composer residency program.

Composer, violinist, improviser, inventor and multimedia artist Jon Rose is the 2017 Peggy Glanville-Hicks resident - this announcement was made in Sydney at the end of October during the annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address event. Jazz composer and bandleader Mace Francis was yesterday confirmed as the recipient of the new Gallop House residency in Perth.

Prelude is a significant opportunity for Australian composers of all genres, made possible through a collaboration between the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' Trust, the National Trust of Western Australia, National Trust of Australia, APRA AMCOS and Bundanon Trust. Prelude is assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts' Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund, and through the Australia Council for the Arts. The year-long residencies are open to composers of any genre, of any age (from 18 years) and any career stage. The program aims to grow into a bigger network of residencies in the near future.

The 2017 Peggy Glanville-Hicks resident Jon Rose intends to use the opportunity to further his skills in both old and new media composition, and 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', he 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.'

The Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency comes with a sum of $20 000 to cover living and travel costs and other expenses during the residency. Previous residents include Natasha Anderson, Barney McAll, Cat Hope and Julian Day. The residency takes place in the terrace house in Sydney's Paddington area that composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks bequeathed to be used as a composers' residency. Since the 1990s, this program has been administered by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' Trust which currently partners with the Australia Council to offer the residency on an annual basis. After 2017, Bundanon Trust will take over the management from the Australia Council as part of the Prelude program.

> Media release and more details about the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency on the Australia Council website

> Prelude composer residencies - more information on the Bundanon Trust website

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