Smith, Stephanie (AB, 2007)

In Fall 2009, Stephanie continued her studies at the California Institute of the Arts, working towards an MFA in composition with a focus on experimental sound practices. Since then, she has completed several projects combining sound with interaction, video, and dance. Her most recent project, Concert Earth, created in collaboration with Naomi Lucille Kagaya, has traveled to several festivals, including the Megapolis Audio Festival (Baltimore), Re-New Digital Arts Festival (Copenhagen), ICMC (invited, New York), and Soundwalk (upcoming in October, Los Angeles). Concert Earth also received Honorable Mention in the Ruth Anderson Prize, awarded by the International Alliance for Women in Music. Other recent activities include a two-week residency in the Caribbean with the EcoSono Institute, where she studied ecoacoustics and marine ecology and participated in field recording expeditions and general adventuring. Current activities include improvising live with violin, voice and electronics with the Chiara Giovando Trio, and an upcoming two-week residency in Amsterdam at STEIM: Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (October). Her studies at CalArts will culminate in a large-scale, interactive and theatrical dance piece that will premiere in April, 2011.

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