Machines and Strings, Pt. I

Featuring pieces by Amy Knoles, April Gerloff, Chrysanthe Tan, Jules Gimbrone, Sarah Belle Reid, and Stephanie Smith.

// 5:30pm
The Wild Beast, CalArts
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Dog Star 14: A House is Made with Walls & Beams

Human Resources, 8pm, $5-$10 donation
410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Premieres by Stephanie Smith, Cassia Streb, Sepand Shahab, Eric Heep, and John Eagle for the 8 channel modular sound system of Sound House, a collaborative project by Janie Geiser, John Eagle & Cassia Streb

Part of Dog Star Orchestra 14

// 8pm
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Stephanie Cheng Smith at Human Resources

Premiering a new piece which is a  sound installation paired with a live performance–all coupled with Anja Weiser Flower’s current exhibition at Human Resources: Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance. I will be performing within the installation on Wednesday night. You can find more info on VOLUME’s website (curators/producers of the event), facebook, and eventbrite.

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// 8pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Stellar Remnants | Pulsing featured in the Hear Now Music Festival

Excited to have Stellar Remnants / Pulsing, a collaboration with Ellen Reid, as part of the Hear Now Music Festival. Stellar Remnants will be performed on April 27 at Throop Hall in Pasadena. Pulsing will be installed at Throop Hall and also at the First Lutheran Church of Venice on April 28-29. More information and tickets on the Hear Now website.

- Apr 29, 2018
Multiple locations
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soundSpark Extravaganza

SASSAS presents a FREE day long concert featuring performers from previous soundSparks playing throughout Kings Road Park in West Hollywood! Artists include Cory Beers, Patrick Behnke, Logan Hone, Linnea Sablosky, Stephanie Smith and Electric Sound Bath.

// 11am - 4pm
Kings Road Park Pavilion, 1000 N Kings Rd, West Hollywood, CA
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Performing at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

I will be performing with my motor arrays at the Geffen Contemporary in October as part of the newly reinstated MOCA Music series. The upcoming atmospheric performance will incorporate live electronics and motor arrays to evoke night-calling insects and awakened memories. Bana Haffar will also be performing a set on modular synth. And we both apparently wear camping headlamps during our performances.
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// 7pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
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Imagining Tellus #28: Heard in LA

Curated by Tom Leeser. A speculative audiocassette: an archaeological artifact of the present. Not available through subscription or purchase, for educational use only.

- Jul 13, 2017
Harvestworks, NYC
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People Inside Electronics: bitpanic

Consisting of members Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, Clay Chaplin, David Paha, and Stephanie Smith, Bitpanic is a computer music collective based in Los Angeles that explores networked compositional systems, experimental sound practices, and improvisation. The group follows and extends the computer music lineage pioneered by The Hub, with current members who are former students and colleagues of The Hub co-founder Mark Trayle.
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// 8pm
Boston Court, Pasadena, CA
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Stellar Remnants to Premiere at the Laguna Beach Music Festival

Stellar Remnants will be premiered by cellist Johannes Moser at the Laguna Beach Music Festival this February. The piece, composed by Ellen Reid, features a custom-made performance interface which I designed, built and programmed for the piece. I also created Stellar Remnants‘s installation component which will be on view prior to the performance. The installation features hanging steel plates that respond to movements surrounding the structure.

// 8pm
Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA
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bitpanic at REDCAT

bitpanic, a networked music ensemble of which I am a member, will be joining the Hub to perform the works of Mark Trayle as tribute to his memory. More information on the REDCAT website.

// 8:30 pm
REDCAT, Downtown Los Angeles
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Solarc Pilot Series: Batch 4

Solarc Brewing’s Experimental Pilot Batch brews paired with the music of Stephanie Smith who will be presenting a similarly experimental batch of motor and LED arrays. Lighting by Liam Mooney.

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// 7 - 10pm
MorYork (4959 York Blvd, Los Angeles)

Show at MATA

Show on August 27th at MATA. Doors at 10pm, and performances start promptly at 10:30 pm.

Amps for Christ
Devin Sarno + Randy Randall
Ecstatic Music Band (krausbauer/buchla/hammer)
Stephie’s Castle

// 10:00 pm
MATA NOISE, 3709 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Show in Frogtown

Sharing the bill with Coconut Waterscape this Saturday at The Frog. Come to the show to hear my latest experiments with the Doepfer Dark Energy synthesizer.

// 7:00 pm
The Frog, 3041 N Coolidge Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Exhibit: On The Margins

On The Margins — A show of recent works by Integrated Media Faculty and their classes in the C108 Gallery at CalArts. Features an excerpt of Small Talk

- Mar 20, 2015
C108, CalArts

Performing in soundSpark

Performing with my motor arrays as a part of SASSAS‘s soundSpark series. soundSpark is a free, monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark takes place at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. I will be performing variations of both Crickets and Loud Sleep.

// 12 - 1pm
Children's Theatre, West Hollywood Library
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Small Talk

“Little Shits” performing Small Talk. Each hanging device constantly decides between three things: to sustain, to be silent, or to join the pattern. The end result is a continuously transforming conversation. Please enjoy during the day and night.

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- Nov 08, 2014
WaveCave, CalArts

WaveCave Gallery Opening Reception and Concert

This Friday, October 3rd at 7pm, the new WaveCave Sound Gallery at CalArts will open with an installation by Mark Trayle titled Zephyrs. There will be a reception outside the WaveCave in the ROD lobby at 7pm followed at 8pm by an amazing concert of new works by ESP alumni.

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// 8:00 pm
ROD, CalArts
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20,013 Screening

My video and sound piece 20,013, will be screening alongside other selections from the Centre of Living Arts “Futures Project” exhibition at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

// 7:30 pm
The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, Los Angeles
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