In 2011, while an MMus student at the University of Edinburgh, Louise Rossiter was selected to participate in a conference at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music as part of Electronic Music Week. She was subsequently appointed as an ambassador, and most recently Music Ambassador for the Scotland China Education Network (SCEN).
The role of SCEN and its ambassadors is to promote links between Scotland and China. In collaboration with SCEN and other partners, Louise, along with audiovisual artist Andrew Connor will be undertaking a major new sound and image project exploring the links shared between Scotland and China through the use of sound and image.
If you would like to listen to much more than the example video below, click here to view the videos created as part of the installation for DMU and Aberdeen Confucius Institutes, or you can visit the full SCEN Music site by clicking here.
Louise is a Scottish electroacoustic composer based in Leicester, UK. Her research interests lie in acousmatic sound, acoustic ecology and expectation within Electroacoustic Music. She completed her undergraduate music degree at the University of Aberdeen, specialising in Acousmatic composition under the supervision of Pete Stollery, and completed her MMus in Composition with distinction at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Robert Dow.
She is currently reading towards a PhD under the supervision of John Young and Simon Emmerson at the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (De Montfort University, UK) with the support of an AHRC studentship. Louise's music is performed and broadcast around the world, and in the Musica Nova International Composition Competition 2010, her acousmatic work, Black Velvet was announced as a finalist in the competition.
Recently Louise was selected to participate in the Franz Liszt Stipendium für Akusmatische Komposition Masterclass in Weimar, Germany, with Francis Dhomont. In 2012, Louise secured joint 1st prize in the prestigious concours d'interpretation spatialisee de l'Espace du Sons in Brussels.