Michael Alec Rose – A Resource Page

Posted on February 23rd, 2021 by

This is the resource page for ‘Celebrating Collaboration III’ for The Exhale/Meisterkurs 25 2 21

Introduction to a collaboration

Next morning! (26 2 21)

Overnight, literally. My online performance of Michael Alec Rose’s ‘Air’, at the desk (with Zoom doorbells) for The Exhale, last night. And drawing to playback, with coffee, this morning.


Sharing Collaboration: a conversation with composer Michael Alec Rose

Michael and Peter have worked together intensely since 2004, when they were introduced by great American composer George Rochberg. Their collaboration has resulted in a large body of work, including a concerto, works for string orchestra and string quartet, a collection of duos, and many works for violin alone. Much of this work results from their mutual interests in landscape, history, art, palaeontology, and literature. This is an ongoing discussion on both sides of the Atlantic, in Michael’s home of Nashville Tennessee, or the wilds of Dartmoor. They are currently collaborating on ‘Sedimental Education’, Michael’s latest cycle, based on the geology and beauty of Utah. Michael Alec Rose’s works for Peter Sheppard Skærved can be heard on recordings made for Toccata Classics and Metier/Divine Art

Works written for Peter Sheppard Skaerved (new and old)


Photos of collaboration, exploration, conversation…

Composers Nigel Clarke & Michael Alec Rose exploring the geology and fauna of Flat Rock Cedar Glade and Barrens. TN 10th April 2011

Shared work table with Michael Alec Rose-the Bothy, Manaton. While working on his ‘Erme Plains’ the result of today’s walk Dartmoor, we realised that his ‘Horror’ movement of the new work for the wonderful pianist, Zubin Kanga, transcribes very well for solo violin.

With Michael Alec Rose on Hayne Down, Dartmoor 30 11 13

With composer Michael Alec Rose, and Violist Diana Mathews (and Auerbach’s ‘Summer Morning 1991’)

Michael Alec Rose presents ‘Silence’. with rocks from Dover Beach – Dover 2014

Photos of the Utah landscape and Geology which inspires Michaels newest cycle for Peter ‘A Sedimentary Education’