R. E. Smith is an award winning Australian composer who specialises in collaborative media and concert works. She works primarily with orchestra and large ensembles of acoustic instruments (at times electronically manipulated and augmentedwith found sounds) and the human voice, exploiting its full spectrum of sound from speech to song.
A Fulbright Scholar, her most recent commissions include works for the WA Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Edith Cowan University, WA Youth Orchestra, Phoenix Ensemble (USA), and GreyWing Ensemble (AUS). Smith is a current faculty member of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Edith Cowan University) lecturing in composition, theory, and music analysis. → FULL BIOGRAPHY
Up to Date
Mentor – Tura New Music’s The Summers Night project supporting female-identifying artists March 2018
Arranger – Eskimo Joe with the WA Symphony Orchestra ☆☆☆☆ February 2018
Director – Perth Festival Fanfare workshop January 2018
Consultant – WA Academy of Performing Arts (Edith Cowan University) composition course redesign 2018 – 2019
Composer – The Dying Sun (music for photographs) virtuosic commissioned work for Violin + Piano October 2017
Interviewer/Producer – Making Conversation podcast for Making Waves 2017
Composer – Transcendence for Wesley Boys’ Choir tours to Sydney Opera House. Wins gold at 28th Australian International Music Festival 2017
Composer – Murakami’s Well for WA Youth Orchestra tours to Singapore & Japan December 2016
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A work for orchestra that explores dissociation from both one’s place of origin, and ones place of destination.It is a kaleidoscopic montage of events suspended between two places of belonging.