Carl Rosman

Clarinet | Conductor

Carl Rosman first conducted ELISION in 1998 and then in major projects at the 2000 Adelaide Festival (John Rodgers: Inferno) and the 2009 Huddersfield Festival (Richard Barrett: Opening of the Mouth, in its UK premiere), as well as in CD recordings of works by Chris Dench, Liza Lim and Aldo Clementi.  In 2014 he conducted musicians of the Australian National Academy of Music in a number of works, including Messiaen’s Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum and the Australian premiere of Ferneyhough’s Carceri d’Invenzione III. He also conducted Germany’s Ensemble Musikfabrik in two works from Mauricio Kagel’s Stücke der Windrose cycle. 

As a clarinettist, Carl has been a member of ELISION since 1993 and Musikfabrik since 2003. He was awarded a Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the 1994 Darmstadt Ferienkurse and has enjoyed direct working relationships with composers. In February 2016 he premiered Evan Johnson’s ‘indolentiae ars’, a medium to be kept, for historical basset clarinet in A. Other works composed for him include Chris Dench’s ruins within for solo clarinet in A, Liza Lim’s INGUZ for clarinet in A and cello, Rebecca Saunders’s Caerulean for solo bass clarinet, Georges Aperghis’s Damespiel for solo bass clarinet, and Richard Barrett’s interference, for contrabass clarinettist, vocalising over a five-octave range.