Rebecca Erin Smith

Rebecca Erin 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 set alight with found sounds) and the human voice, exploiting its full spectrum of sound from speech to song.

A Fulbright Scholar and recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music New York, Smith earned her Masters of Music under the tutelage of Dr Marjorie Merryman, upon commencement winning the Nicolas Flagello Composition Award for most outstanding composer. Most recently, her work has been internationally premiered in Japan and Singapore with the WA Youth Orchestra, Canada and the USA with new music exponents Phoenix Ensemble, and nationally at Perth Concert Hall with Edith Cowan University (ECU) and WAYO. Her recent collaborative efforts have been presented at the Columbia University Film Festival, Scifi London Film Festival, and Boston Science Fiction Film Festival (among others), and in a theatrical capacity at Schapiro Theatre, New York City. In an educational capacity, Smith lectures in composition and orchestration at ECU, and is regularly engaged as an adjudicator and guest lecturer both nationally and internationally.

Compositions by Rebecca Erin Smith appear on

The Dying Sun

Composers have long been inspired by the idea that we are not separate from nature but part of it and music can speak from that innate part of us. Award-winning composer Rebecca Erin Smith's piece is both a connection to and a reflection on natural landscapes. It features violinist Madeleine Antoine and pianist Setsu Masuda.