A large part of Rose's musical work includes facilitating and working on community music projects.
In 2012, Rose was employed by Wild@heART Community Arts as a program manager for two arts projects for people with a disability.
This year, Rose is working with the Melbourne City Council on a storytelling/photography project with Melbourne citizens who are over 70 years old. Stay tuned for updates.
"Extremely" at Nati Frinj Festival / NATIMUK, VIC / 2011
This was a community project which was part of the Natimuk
Frinj Festival in the Wimmera, regional Victoria, where Rose worked for
a month with nursing home
residents and local primary school kids devising a show about 'extremities'. She collaborated with visual artist Mars Drum who
conducted art workshops with participants to create a theatre set and
facilitated live painting during the final performance. Rose recorded
stories from nursing home residents
and also wrote and recorded songs with the school kids which were used
in the performance for the Frinj.
"mUSe" / HOBART, TAS / 2010
In 2010, Rose instigated and facilitated a large scale project in Hobart called mUSe. This was a collaboration between The Choir of High Hopes, HUG (Hobart Ukulele Group) and dancers from MADE (Mature Artists Dance Experience).
Rose spent two
months helping choir members and ukulele players compose their own
songs which they then performed in a theatrical context at the Rosny
Barn. Dancers from MADE added their own choreography.
This project was funded by the Australia Council's Community
Partnerships fund and was also supported by the Hobart City Council. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
In 2009, Rose did a recording project at Awakenings Disability Festival in Horsham, regional Victoria, where she used a local radio station studio to record festival's participants thoughts and ideas about music. Rose edited these recordings into a five minute piece entitled "Wake up to the Music" which was then played on the local radio station during the festival. (Listen to the piece below.)
This was a month long recording project at Milparinka, an adult training unit for people with intellectual disabilities. Rose set up a recording studio and worked with individuals to create twelve sound pieces including a radio play, spoken word, songs, experimental soundscapes. The pieces were intended for radio and were played on ABC Radio National, RRR and 3CR. This project was funded by Arts Victoria - Community Patnerships. Listen and read more at : www.myspace.com/radioelectricrecordingproject
"Cheer Me Up" is one of these pieces. (Listen below)
Rose has worked at Gawith Villa and Milparinka disability services in
Melbourne doing music with adults with intellectual disabilities. She
has worked with groups as well as with individuals conducting a range of
musical activities including songwriting, singing, guitar lessons,
percussion and various recording projects.