This innovative duo, with a wide repertoire of pieces and skills, is available for concerts and presentations.
Ros has extensive performing experience in Australia and overseas, she has presented many concerts and has released several critically acclaimed CDs. Martin is one of Australia’s leading composers, especially of innovative multimedia works. He assists with the technological set-up and is available, when required, to give detailed illustrated talks about works of his that students might be studying
A strong component of the Dunlop/Wesley-Smith repertoire is the use of multimedia, especially in Wesley-Smith works about Afghanistan, East Timor/West Papua and Iraq. Merry-Go-Round, for example, uses photographs taken in Afghanistan in 2002 by Australian artist and photographer George Gittoes, whose work is seen, also, in Weapons of Mass Distortion and Papua Merdeke. Their concerts thus have great general appeal, not just for music-lovers. See audience comments.
Dunlop/Wesley-Smith concerts promote discussion of major conflicts, thus contributing to the serving of peace. In 2002 Martin was nominated, by the Music Council of Australia, for the International Music Council/UNESCO International Music Prize, which is awarded to a musician who has contributed “to the enrichment and development of music as well as to the service of peace and of understanding between peoples”.
“a spirited and thought-provoking evening of words, music and pictures”
Harriet Cunningham, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 4 2002
Enquiries, discussion of fees etc: e-mail Ros Dunlop firstname.lastname@example.org or call her ( 9810 2253).