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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, creating poetic dramaturgical interconnections across sound, image and text. Page 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, Page 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, Saguaro Trio, Australian String Quartet, Mark Knoop, Jane Sheldon, Zubin Kanga and William Barton.
As composer/sound designer and dramaturg, Rosalind Page has created sonic environments for Mary Sitarenos's world premiere production Red Shoes (2003), for choreographer Dean Walsh's Back From Front (2006), electronic music for Dean's solo unspeakable, with performances in Japan and the multimedia dancework In Repose (2009).
Recipient of a Highly Commended Award in the prestigious 2004 Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize, Page'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 Page has taught aesthetics and history of film sound and music at the University of Sydney, composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, scripted original works for theatre and film and set texts in French, Russian, Latin, German, Spanish, Sanskrit, Kalkatungu and Icelandic. International residences have included Visby International Composers' Centre (VICC, Sweden), CAMAC, Marnay-sur-Seine, (France), Herhusid (Iceland) and the Leighton Artists' Colony, and the Banff Centre (Canada).
Visiting Fellow 2009-10, Creative Practice and Research Unit, School of English, Media and Performing Arts, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW, Rosalind Page was also honoured as 2010 Ian Reed Foundation ABC Writer-in-Residence to write, compose and sound design her radiophonic work Extinct.
Rosalind Page — current to April 2013
Awards & Prizes
|2006||Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize||Winner||Sonetos del amor oscuro|
|2004||Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize||Highly Commended||Fracture|
||Sonetos del amor oscuro : Sonnets of dark love||Commissioned by Halcyon.|
|Nous sommes embarqués : string quartet (2011)||Commissioned by Silo String Quartet, Musica Viva Australia.|
|Piano trio : piano trio (2011)||Commissioned for Musica Viva by Arnold and Mary Bram|
|Pirrki-pirrki : bloodwood (2009)||Commissioned by Song Company.|
|Flow : SATB choir (2007)||Commissioned by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.|
|Fracture : a noh play for cello and orchestra (2004)||Commissioned by Ars Musica Australis.|