Brett Smith is a sound designer, composer and performer whose practice explores immersive sound environments and theatricality in the hope of conveying states of joy and transcendence.
A 2011 WAAPA graduate, Brett was the recipient of the Bendat Family Trust Scholarship for musical excellence and utilised the funding to study improvisation and composition with Tony Malaby, Miguel Zenon, Ellery Eskelin and Angelica Sanchez in New York, as well as Marin Pavon in Barcelona.
Brett was a 2014/2015 emerging artist with Black Swan and participant in the inaugural 2016 PIAF emerging artists lab. His first installation and performance work ‘When you’re here, I’m nowhere’ was curated in Proximity Festival 2015 at the Art Gallery of WA.
In 2017, Brett received an Australian Arts Council Professional Development grant, which he is currently using to learn from Broadway sound designers to create a new immersive performance work with visual artist Tarryn Gill and theatre-maker Kathryn Osborne.
As a composer and sound designer, he has worked with Black Swan State Theatre Company, Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), The Last Great Hunt, Riptide Youth Theatre Company, Chrissie Parrot, Michael Whaites, Emma Fishwick, Isabella Stone.