Ros Dunlop (clarinet)
‘Weapons of mass distortion’: Ros Dunlop, and the composition and audio-visual work of Martin Wesley Smith
A clarinet and multi-media performance, and masterclass by/with one of Australia’s leading clarinettists. Including performances by UNSW music students.
Ros Dunlop is one of Australia’s leading clarinettists/bass clarinettists. She has been a strong advocate of new music for the clarinet & bass clarinet all her professional life. She has commissioned many Australian Composers and premiered many new compositions by composers worldwide. Ros has performed throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, East Timor, China and the USA. She has performed in numerous festivals, including several International Clarinet Festivals in the USA, Japan, Canada and Europe. Her CDs have received International acclaim.
Ros is a member of the chamber ensemble Charisma, with whom she has commissioned and premiered many new works including many multimedia premieres.
In 2002 she visited East Timor for the first time, performing concerts in remote villages. Subsequently she embarked on an extensive project in East Timor, recording the traditional music of East Timor, a deeply hidden culture in danger of extinction, thus preserving it for future generations.