SONUS - v2

Memoirs of a Little Lady (2009), 00:06:23

Monica Rouvellas
Residence: Australia
Biography: Monica Rouvellas is a composer, violinist, music producer / audio engineer based in Sydney, Australia. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Music (Composition) with honours, from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, where she’s paving a path for her future career as a professional composer, performer and music producer. She has studied with Professor Eric Gross, Michael Smetanin, Ivan Zavada, Matthew Hindson and many other composers from SCM. Recent compositions include Memoirs of a Little Lady (2009) and Angel (2009). Monica’s compositions fuse together various styles and influences including afro-cuban music, latin jazz and electroacoustic. Her musical philosophy is that “both the composer and musician should freely express themselves through music, even becoming the music, as music is the best way to communicate your inner most feelings. It is only when the performer becomes the music, does the emotions of the composer convey themselves to an audience.”

Program Notes: ‘Memoirs of a Little Lady’ explores the concept of recording prerecorded and processed sounds in various spaces with different reverberation attributes.

The sounds were recorded in three of the main concert halls, stairwells and studios of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

The main vocal material was sampled from Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (1996), as it was one of the composer’s favourite plays when she was growing up.

The piece has been composed for stereo playback and has the option for live multichannel diffusion
Studio of Composition: University
Hardware Used: Protools HD
Software Used: Logic Pro 8

Appeared In:
CEC: Sonus
CEC: JTTP 2010