Rose Carrousel is : a singer-songwriter who crafts whimsical, shimmery folktronica and is delving into climate-science-dance-pop 🙂
Rose Carrousel is: a singer-songwriter-producer who crafts whimsical, shimmery folktronica. Unguarded, intimate, optimistic story telling blends with shimmery, glitchy electronica,vintage beats, acoustic instruments and subtle harmonies to make my folktronica and lo-fi electro. I write, record and produce my heart-on-sleeve, melody laced creations. I am joined on stage by Jess Rankine who sews new beautiful things live, yes with a sewing machine. Mechatronic sound controllers which I design, code and builds myself filter vocals and the sounds of sewing machines and other household domestic items to infuse the sound palate with familiar yet unexpected organic textures.
If you would like to listen to my climate change inspired track “Living in the Long Future” for inspiration to make change in the world, please visit my soundcloud. I’ve got a new track up now too called “Love for our future” which is more of a science-dance-pop song. I hope its uplifting and inspiring as we all want a safe climate for our kids’ futures.
The name Rose Carrousel is inspired by the ideas of looking at the world through rose-coloured glasses…the way a carousel turns and spins and offers constantly new perspectives. And Rose Carrousel references the French spelling to connect with my affection for the joy of French culture and the original carousel in Montmartre that inspired the name.
In Rose Carrousel I develop further earlier experimental electronic music that I made with My Cerulean Heart and Dizzygotheca. After exploring sentimental songs, and maybe because I finally finished my environmental science PhD, not to mention falling ever in love with my little girls, I’m exploring ideas about educating and inspiring people to protect our safe climate to keep our environment and, most importantly, our children, safe and healthy in the future.
I have performed or released in France, England, the USA, Slovakia, and Australia. I have been Highly Commended in the Queensland Song of the Year (2012, 2013). My track “Street Lights” was selected for inclusion on “Twelve: The Best of IMP’s 100 Songs Project 2011” (part of QUT’s Independent Music Project (IMP)) and my track “Little Beat” was nominated for a QSong Award (2008). Through the Lady Electronic collective I am a successful Australia Council and Arts Queensland grant recipient. I have been mentored by and collaborated with Wally De Backer, Quan Yeomans, Scott Horscroft, Lawrence English, Julian Knowles, Donna Hewitt, Phil Graham, Mike Howlett and others. I use Ableton Live software. My vocal and production styles have been compared with New Buffalo, The Postal Service, Stars and Beach House.
Lady Electronica Live, 2012:
Room 60, 2012:
My Cerulean Heart:
Sky Over Israel: