Ruin (2013) Text for Antoinette Carrier’s booklet of photographs of Ruined Pianos. We are planning a more extensive book exploring the themes of ruin through photographs and text.
Fostering Creative Improvisation at the Keyboard: a handbook for Piano Teachers (1979).
The ruined piano project has been documented through the four editions of The Well Weathered Piano (4th and final edition 2014). There are also two published books of poems: All the Iron Night (Smokebush Press, 2004) and Piano Hill (Fremantle Press, 2009) – the latter including poems about ruined piano.
WRITINGS ON RUINED PIANO
Andrew Ford, “Things fall apart in the music of Ross Bolleter,” in A Defence of Classical Music (ABC Books, 2005) pp. 143-151.
Interview de Ross Bolleter par Guillaume Belhomme (2007) – Le son du grisly. grisly.canalblog.com/archives/2007/01/15/5825300.html
Andy Hamilton, Bolleter, Ross, "Rescue Operation," about the Australian pianist who specializes in playing "ruined pianos," “International Piano” Mar/Apr 2011, p.54-57.
Jason Cotter’s essay, “Sanctuary of Ruin: Touring West Australia’s Piano Graveyard” at http://www.terrain.org/articles/27/cotter.htm. An account of the Ruined Piano Sanctuary at Kim Hack’s and Penny Mossop’s Wambyn Olive Farm.
FILM AND VIDEO
An Invitation to Ruin – a film on my work with ruined pianos by Rob Castiglione. Premiered at the Totally Huge New Music Festival in May 2015 to a large and enthusiastic audience.
Ross Bolleter performs on five ruined pianos and tells stories at the Round House–. This video by Antoinette Carrier is an edited version of Ross Bolleter’s two concerts on 5 ruined Pianos at the Round House, Fremantle, as part of the Fremantle Festival on October 26 & 27, 2013. West Australian stories which have as their theme the piano – ruined or otherwise –are interspersed with ruined piano improvisations.
Filmed: Antoinette Carrier
Sound recording: Anthony Cormican
Edited: Antoinette Carrier