Rosalind Page : Represented Artist
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Artist website: http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2013/03/28/3720981.htm
Artist website: http://www.abc.net.au/classic/lute/rosalind.htm
Composer and writer Rosalind Page creates music that moves seamlessly between acoustic and electronic realms. The breadth of her landscape of inspiration creates poetic dramaturgical interconnections across sound, image and text.
Rosalind studied composition at Sydney Conservatorium of Music from 1990-91 with further studies in North America, graduating with a B.A. (Mus) Summa cum laude from the University of Delaware, USA. In 1994, she was honoured as a winner of the University of Delaware's Edward H. Rosenberry Award for Excellence in Writing.
Upon her return to Australia, Rosalind undertook a Master of Arts (Theatre and Film Studies) in 1996 at UNSW, researching sound and image relationships in the films of Andrei Tarkovsky and Wim Wenders. In 2006, she completed her PhD in Composition with Ross Edwards at the University of Sydney.
Diverse musical interests have
culminated in working with Gamelan Lake of the Silver Bear (USA),
Melbourne Theatre Company, New Music Tasmania, Sydney Spring
International Festival of New Music, Halcyon, Sydney Youth
Orchestra, The Song Company, Sydney Philharmonia, OneExtra,
Critical Path, NOISE and Firebird Ensemble (USA), Chronology
Arts, Satsuki Odamura, Maya Kanamori, the Marais Project, Tommie
Anderson, Saguaro Trio, Australian String Quartet, Claire
Edwardes, Mark Knoop, Geoffrey Gartner, Jane Sheldon, Zubin
Kanga, William Barton, Laura Chislett-Jones, James Eccles,
Marshall McGuire, Roland Peelman, Kelly Lovelady, Ensemble
Offsping, the NOISE Quartet, Sydney Philharmonia Choir,
Canberra International Music Festival, Syzergy
Ensemble, Anna Svensdotter, Geoffrey Burgess, Choral Arts
Philadelphia and Philadelphia Bach Collegium (USA), Pierre
Yves-Artaud, Orchestre de Flûtes Français (France),
Kreutzer Quartet (UK), Ruthless
Jabiru (UK) and the Latvian Radio Chamber Singers.
Recipient of a Highly Commended Award in the 2004 Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize, Rosalind's major work Fracture, a noh play for cello and orchestra (2004) - an interpretation of Shakespeare's King Lear and Akira Kurosawa's RAN - was written especially for virtuosic cellist Geoff Gartner. In 2006, her acclaimed song cycle Sonetos del Amor Oscuro (2004), setting texts in Spanish by Federico García Lorca, was awarded the 2006 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize.
Rosalind has taught aesthetics and
history of film sound and music at the University of Sydney,
composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the
University of New South Wales, scripted original works for
theatre and film and set texts in French, Russian, Latin, German,
Spanish, Sanskrit, Kalkatungu, Icelandic and Latvian.
International residences include Visby International Composers'
Centre (VICC, Sweden), CAMAC, Marnay-sur-Seine, (France),
Herhusid (Iceland), Leighton Artists' Colony, Banff Centre
(Canada) and Imogen Holt's Residency through the Britten-Pears
Visiting fellow 2009-10, Creative
Practice and Research Unit, School of English, Media and
Performing Arts, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW,
Rosalind was also 2010 Ian Reed Foundation ABC
writer-in-residence. In 2014, she received an Australia Council
for the Arts Music Fellowship to create new international works.
In 2017, Rosalind's vocal works were honoured by inclusion as
required contemporary repertoire in the prestigious 10th
International Hilde Zadek Vocal Competition. She attended the
Grand Final performances at the Musikverein, Vienna.
Rosalind Page — current to May 2018
Awards & Prizes
|2006||Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize||Winner||Sonetos del amor oscuro|
|2004||Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize||Highly Commended||Fracture|
|Being and time III: Paradiso : for cello and dice (2015)||Commissioned for the 2015 Canberra International Music Festival Barbara Blackman Lecture.|
||Zerkalo (Mirror) (string quartets with live electronics) (2013)||Commissioned by The NOISE.|
|Nous sommes embarqués : string quartet (2011)||Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia, Silo String Quartet.|
||ata whenua : for violin, cello and piano (2011)||Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Arnold and Mary Bram|
|Piano trio : piano trio (2011)||Commissioned for Musica Viva by Arnold and Mary Bram|
||Pirrki-pirrki : bloodwood (2009)||Commissioned by The Song Company.|