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Jodie Rottle : Associate Artist

Jodie Rottle explores the sounds of everyday objects and their visual representation, focussing on surprise, reveal, and the uncanny. This has included interdisciplinary works for circus, spoken word, installation, puppetry, visual art, beat-based, and performance art mediums.

Photo of Jodie Rottle

Photo: Vivid Visual Co

Artist website: http://www.jodierottle.com/

Dr Jodie Rottle (she/her) is a creative flutist, composer, improviser, researcher, and lecturer who works with everyday objects to explore new sound concepts. Based in Meanjin (Brisbane), she is a member of the two-time Queensland Music Award-winning Matt Hsu's Obscure Orchestra and has received commissions to write interdisciplinary works across circus, spoken word, installation, puppetry, visual art, beat-based, and performance art mediums.

Jodie's research focuses on working with the nonhuman in a creative music practice. Through artistic research, Jodie examines the ethics of working with the nonhuman and more-than-human through the lens of companion thinking. She has presented her written work at conferences in North America and Australia and looks forward to an upcoming publication in Contemporary Music Review. She is currently a Resident Adjunct researcher with the Creative Arts Research Institute Griffith University, where she has been involved with the Griffith Climate Action Beacon and other ARC-Linkage projects.

Committed to the creation of new music, Jodie has been involved in the commissioning of over 45 new works-many by emerging composers-and has performed in orchestral, chamber, and solo contexts nationally across Australia and the United States. Select highlights of her career include composing for and performing at the APRA-AMCOS Art Music and World Architecture Award-winning site The Piano Mill (rural NSW, 2015-2022); features on ABC Classic FM New Waves podcast with Kupka's Piano (2016-2018); and live-sound narrating a sock puppet show with everyday objects at the 2021 RuckusFest. In 2023, she looks forward to the premiere of new works for Obscure Orchestra (Brisbane) and Duo Alto (Switzerland), as well as releasing a solo album through label Made Now Music.

Prior to being awarded a PhD from Griffith University, Jodie attended the Manhattan School of Music (MM), SUNY Purchase College, and Pacific Lutheran University (BMus) where she was awarded both the Mary Baker Russell and James D. Holloway Memorial scholarships. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Bundanon Trust (Australia), Avaloch Farm Music Institute (USA), the Banff Centre (Canada), and participated at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute (USA) and the Creative Music Intensive with the Australian Art Orchestra. Currently, Jodie lectures casually at the Queensland Conservatorium in Music Theory and Aural Studies and at JMC Academy Brisbane in the Entertainment Business Management stream.

Jodie Rottle — current to February 2023

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample it has no end : for solo performer of pitched and everyday objects (2022) Commissioned by Alex Raineri for the 2022 Brisbane Music Festival
Digital sheet music sample Music For a Memory : for piano and dancer (2019) This work was supported by the Australia Council of the Arts as part of the 2019 bloodpaths project.