For their submission to the 2021 Voice Summer Showcase, Rosalie submitted a performance of Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum est".
We invited Jack Solloway, Marketing Executive at Bloomsbury Digital Resources and former Assistant Editor to Voice, to join current Assistant Editor Saskia Calliste to view the submission and provide feedback to the artist.
Jack said: "Rosalie has written a highly original setting of Wildfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est. The music is haunting and superbly performed. The music brings new possibilities to the poetry and Rosalie has done incredibly well to facilitate Owen’s writing, attentive to his meaning but also creative in its interpretation of cadence, rhythm and voicing."
Saskia said: "Rosalie has produced a very creative submission. The vocals are hauntingly beautiful and reflect the nature of the poem. The atmosphere Rosalie has created is very fitting for the poem's context, and it adds a new dimension to it. The audio brings the poem to life and further expresses the themes of sadness and pain felt by and for the soldiers. Rosalie’s piece is a wonderful expression of creativity and a refreshing way to enjoy poetry."
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am from Marlborough in Wiltshire. I graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Music and Drama in the throes of lockdown. I love writing about the arts and have a huge passion for singing and creating music.
Give us a brief description of your submission?
It is a piece of music I wrote using the poem by Wilfred Owen about the First World War. All the voice layers are my own and I produced it myself. I hope to have a song cycle in the near future.
How long have you been practicing your artform?
The last 5 years.
What is some advice you wish you'd had before you started your artform?
There is no timestamp on creativity. It will come when it comes. And it will come.
Who are your artistic inspirations?
To see Rosalie's submission, click here.
To see all the submissions to the 2021 Voice Summer Showcase, follow this link.