Rose Dodd, PhD, is a composer, editor and writer about music.
Based in the Netherlands, Rose Dodd is a composer of instrumental & electronic music, a writer and reviewer of contemporary music. Initially studying at Dartington College of Arts, with Frank Denyer, with continuing composition studies at the Royal Conservatory, the Hague with Diderik Wagenaar, she completed her PhD in 2006 with Christopher Fox.
Embedding single line narrative within mostly ambient, electronic soundscapes; referencing block-ambient sound world/attention to acoustic detail of Icelander Skuli Sverisson for example in works such as; shakuhachi homage in Foraging music no1 for clarinet, 2013; Hardanger fiddle homage in Mobius ii for hardanger fiddle, 2011, and Scottish fiddle foregrounded in Waternish ballad, 2014. In 2018 she wrote three opera songs; two exploring text in conventional overly romantic expression, and one in homage to a Kate Tempest style more percussive usage in language.
Dodd has a fascination with the music scenes of Norway and the Netherlands, these interests are reflected in most recent writings, Deep in the Norwegian Forest (Seismograf, DE 2018), Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2018: Male hegemony unmasked (GonzoCircus, NL 2018).