Date: Tuesday, January 24th, 2022
Event time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm (doors from 6.15 pm)
Tickets: $15 member / $25 non-member
Venue: Music Market
MESS is proud to present a Q&A with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith! Join us for an intimate conversation with Kaitlyn as she discusses her creative process and shares insights into her multifaceted career.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is a classically trained composer, performer, and producer who creates experimental electronic music using analog synthesizers, known for creating intricate, layered compositions.
Smith’s practice is centered around her use of synthesisers, orchestral instruments, and the voice. She is interested in creating immersive, otherworldly sounds.
Smith is also the founder of the record label Touchtheplants, which is focused on releasing experimental electronic music and supporting emerging artists through theme-based compilation albums that she curates. The label has released a number of albums and has been praised for its commitment to fostering a community of innovative musicians.
Smith will be performing work from her recent album, Let’s Turn It Into Sound, at the Melbourne Recital Center on Monday, 23rd January. Learn More.
About Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is a classically trained American composer, performer, and producer from the Pacific Northwest. Her music is a form of auditory interpretation, powered by curiosity and her toolkit of modular, analogue, and rare synthesizers (including her signature Buchla), orchestral textures, and voice. Since her first self-releases in 2012, she has explored the endless possibilities of electronic instruments and the relationship between sound, shape, color, body movement, and expression. Spanning releases on Western Vinyl, RVNG Intl., Ghostly International, and her own multidisciplinary project, Touchtheplants, her work has drawn acclaim from all reaches of the experimental music world, including NPR, The New York Times, The Wire, and Rolling Stone. The latter named Smith’s 2017 LP The Kid their avant-garde album of the year. Her collaborations include projects with Danny Elfman, Emile Mosseri, Suzanne Ciani, and commissions for Apple, BBC Orchestra, Epcot Center, Google, and others. With Let’s Turn It Into Sound, her latest album on Ghostly, Smith moves through vibrant avant-pop and neoclassical songcraft, expressing a feeling that words alone cannot.