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Elastic Band : concerto for improvising violin and orchestra

by Elena Kats-Chernin and Jon Rose (2013)

Audio Sample

From the CD State of Play

State of Play


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State of Play / Jon Rose.

Library shelf no. CD 3195 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

see http://www.jonroseweb.com/f_projects_elastic_band.html

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Solo violin (performed by Jon Rose), 3 flutes, 3 oboes (3rd doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets in B flat (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — improvised violin part can only be played by Jon Rose (by definition)

Commission note: Commissioned by Adelaide Festival.

First performance: at Tectonics Adelaide (Grainger Studio (Sun), Queen's Theatre (Mon)) on 9 Mar 2014

A joint project and collaboration between Jon Rose, Elena Kats-Chernin and Ilan Volkov.

Violin concerto with completely improvised solo violin part

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2015 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Orchestral Finalist Jon Rose and Elena Kats-Chernin


Elastic Band

Performances of this work

31 May 15: Teatro Manzoni, Bologna, Italy.

9 Mar 2014: at Tectonics Adelaide (Grainger Studio (Sun), Queen's Theatre (Mon)).

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