Jessica Lindsay Smith

Jessica Lindsay Smith is a composer and sound artist based in regional Victoria on Dja Dja Wurrung land. She creates music that exalts the fluidity of genre and art form, and examines relationships; the relationships between people and their environments, between cellular structures of human bodies and their macro representation, between the artificial and the natural. Jessica creates music and sound with a focus on vivid colours and unusual sounds, writing music that is “poignant…and melancholic” (classikON).

Last year Jessica participated in Ensemble Offspring’s Hatched Composer Intensive, mentored by the ensemble and Damien Ricketson, writing Supernovæ. Jessica’s opera, ESOTERIC for large improvising ensemble, was created and staged in collaboration with visual artist Rachael Archibald and choreographer Arabella Frahn-Starkie (supported by Creative Australia). ESOTERIC is an experimental opera in one act that draws together visual art, choreography, contemporary art music, and improvisation.