Jodie Rottle is a flutist, composer and improviser. She performs and improvises in a variety of settings exploring new sound concepts, having premiered contemporary and interdisciplinary works at venues such as New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, The Centre for Fiction NYC, the Brisbane Festival of Toy Music, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Piano Mill in rural NSW, Australia.
Jodie can most often be heard collaborating as a chamber musician. She is a member of Kupka's Piano, a Brisbane-based ensemble that focuses on new Australian music. With Kupka’s Piano she has commissioned and premiered over 35 new works–many of which are by an emerging generation of composers—and performed nationally in Australia. Her recorded work with Kupka’s Piano can be heard on multiple podcasts with ABC Classic FM and on the ensemble’s 2017 debut album, Braneworlds. With her New York-based trio Dead Language, Jodie improvises, composes, and performs interdisciplinary works that include everything from literature and white noise to toys and wolf howls. Her previous engagements include ensemble mise-en (NYC), and she has worked in Australia with ensembles such as Clocked Out Duo, Camerata of St John's, and Ensemble Offspring.
Jodie’s work as a composer and improviser explore the sounds of every day objects alongside traditional instruments. Her works are firmly situated in the realm of sound but sit on the edges of performance art and music theatre. She also enjoys writing and improvising music as a composer-performer. Some of her explorations include prepared flutes, wearable sound objects, and musical toys. She has created participatory and site-specific outdoor works involving objects, and her performances as an improviser of objects has been presented by Made Now Music, Make It Up Club, and the Listening Museum, among others.
Jodie was the winner of the 2009 Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition and has been a finalist in the Carson Memorial Prize (Queensland), Seattle Flute Society Young Artist Competition, and the Tacoma Philharmonic Beatrice Hermann Recital Competition. She holds a Masters degree from the Contemporary Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, a Performer's Certificate from the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase College, and a Bachelor of Music from Pacific Lutheran University where she was awarded both the Mary Baker Russell and James D. Holloway Memorial scholarships. She has held artistic residencies as a performer at the Bundanon Trust (Australia), Avaloch Farm Music Institute (USA), the Banff Centre (Canada), and the Bang on a Can Summer Institute (USA). Jodie is an alumna of the Hatched Academy with Ensemble Offspring (Sydney) and was a participant in the 2016 Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music in Germany.
Jodie teaches at secondary and tertiary levels, as well as being active in arts administration within the small-to-medium sector. She is the flute tutor at Loreto College Coorparoo and has held sessional positions at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Jodie has given composition workshops for primary age students at Queensland State schools, and she has also been a guest presenter at the University of Queensland. She is an active arts administrator and grant writer, having co-founded the Silicon Valley Music Festival (USA) in 2011 and previously held the position of General Manager with Brisbane's Southern Cross Soloists until 2015. Jodie grew up in the United States but now resides in Australia, where she is a PhD candidate at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.