Louise Rossiter (1986) is an award winning Electroacoustic composer and sound artist based in Leicester, UK. Her research interests include expectation in acousmatic music, silence and music, acoustic ecology, multi-channel composition and spatialisation.
Her current research carries on from doctoral research to explore ways in which interactions of sound, silence, and timbral blending might evoke implications, expectations and questions. She is currently composing a series of pieces which explore the work of Fritz Kahn. Dr Kahn’s work revolutionised the area of infographics by producing images representing the human anatomy as complex pieces of machinery. The research project provides a tangible link to explore between sound, imagery and imagination to explore expectations.
Louise's works aim to provide a highly immersive sonic experience which are in some way, unpredictable. Previous projects have focused on silence, contrasting real and imaginary places and enigmatic sound. Her works have been performed internationally at CIME (Kraków) EMS, Electronic Music Week (Shanghai), Influx (Musiques et Reserches), L'espace du sons, NYCEMF, BEAST, SSSP, Sound Festival, Soundings..., Sound Junction, Forum Wallis, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Bologna Conservatory of Music, Electric Spring Festival, and Electroacoustic Wales.
Louise has also had works awarded in several international competitions, including in the Destellos International Composition Competition (2014), Musica Nova (2010, 2019, 2020, 2021), Franz Liszt Stipendium (2013), Electronic Music Week, Shanghai (2013), Forum Wallis (2020) and the Russolo Contest (2020/1). In 2012, she was awarded first prize in the prestigious L'espace du son international spatialisation competition. In 2019, Homo Machina was selected for publication on the CIME 2019 CD.
In 2021, Louise was awarded Prix Russolo for her composition Synapse.
She is also the first female electroacoustic composer to be awarded Prix Russolo since its inception in 1979.
Louise's work is available on the Xylem record label.