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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

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Biography

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s formative years were spent communing with nature on Orcas Island in the northwest region of Washington state, a place she describes as “one of the most magical and peaceful places I have ever been.” Though she wouldn’t begin experimenting with modular synthesis for years, her creative work is infused with and inspired by the vitality and serenity of Orcas.

Smith left to attend Berklee College of Music, where she studied composition and sound engineering, initially focusing on her voice before switching to classical guitar and piano. She employed the skills she refined in college in her indie-folk band Ever Isles, but a fateful encounter with a neighbor who lent her a Buchla 100 synthesizer had a profound effect on her. She explains “I got so distracted and enamored with the process of making sounds with it that I abandoned the next Ever Isles album.” Starting with rhythmic patterns and melodic pulses, she began sculpting lush and exciting worlds of sound.

What began as a curious excursion soon became a fully forged path. 2015 saw the release of Smith’s full-length, Euclid, a playful and wide-eyed album that spurred from her experiments in writing music for geometric shapes while at the San Francisco Conservatory. A clear step forward from the nebulousness of her previous output, Euclid drew acclaim from all reaches of the experimental music world and cleared a path for Smith’s successive longform work under her birth name. Little more than a year later Smith returned with her wonderstruck psychedelic breakthrough EARS to universal praise in the spring of 2016.

Pitchfork called EARS “rich and rewarding” remarking aptly that Smith “focuses on a narrow band of feeling– wonder, curiosity, disorientation, bliss– and constructs a gleaming sonic world to house them.” The site included both EARS, and Smith’s collaboration with longtime influence Suzanne Ciani, Sunergy, as two of the top twenty experimental albums of the year, while other outlets including NPR, SPIN, and Rolling Stone sung similar best-of-the-year praises. In addition to her collaboration with Ciani that year Smith teamed with Mark Pritchard for Absolut’s remix series, toured with fellow sonic-adventurists Animal Collective, and soundtracked Google’s incredible virtual tour series The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks.

Latest Updates

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith 2016 album accolades

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith 2016 album accolades

January 12th, 2017

We are immensely proud and excited to share just s...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith shares animated video for Riparian

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith shares animated video for Riparian

October 26th, 2016

Analog synth virtuoso Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has ...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith announces first Australian shows
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith shares “When I Try, I’m Full” video

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith shares “When I Try, I’m Full” video

August 2nd, 2016

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has shared a new video for...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani announce joint album

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani announce joint album

June 28th, 2016

Sunergy brings together synthesists Kaitlyn Au...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith announces video for Arthropoda

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith announces video for Arthropoda

April 8th, 2016

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has shared the video for "...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith releases album EARS

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith releases album EARS

April 1st, 2016

Composer, performer, and producer Kaitlyn Aure...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith premieres Existence In The Unfurling

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith premieres Existence In The Unfurling

February 22nd, 2016

Listeners familiar with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith'...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith announces European album tour

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith announces European album tour

February 16th, 2016

Marking the April 1 release of her album, EARS...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith releases album teaser + single

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith releases album teaser + single

January 27th, 2016

Ahead of her support set on Animal Collective'...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith pays tribute to ’70s musician Bobby Brown

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith pays tribute to '70s musician Bobby Brown

October 6th, 2015

Adding on to their already-busy fall release s...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith scores Reggie Watts’ short film, Brasilia

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith scores Reggie Watts' short film, Brasilia

March 27th, 2015

  Directed by Benjamin Dickinson M...

 

Upcoming Shows

02/06/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Ramsgate Music Hall - Ramsgate, UK

03/06/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Field Day - London, UK

04/06/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Bad Bonn Kilbi - Düdingen, CH

07/06/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Beaches Brew (Roof stage) - Ravenna, IT

09/06/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Hope Works - Sheffield, UK

10/06/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Headrow House - Leeds, UK

11/06/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Soup Kitchen - Manchester , UK

13/06/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ The Lantern - Bristol, UK

16/06/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Bird - Rotterdam, NL

17/06/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Best Kept Secret Festival - Hilvarenbeek, NL

11/08/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Øyafestivalen (Hi-Fi Klubben) - Tøyenparken, Oslo, NO

12/08/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Flow Festival - Helsinki, FI

16/08/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Fasching - Stockholm, SE

19/08/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ La Route Du Rock - Saint Malo, FR

31/08/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Dimensions - Pula, HR

01/09/2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Obonjan Island - Obonjan, HR

Media

D.D Dumbo – Walrus (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith remix)

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith : Sundry

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith | Buchla Sound Painting

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