Life Cycles

A sound installation inspired by the periodic life cycles of cicadas.

Eighty-four cicada apparati separated into seven broods, installed long term as an accelerated representation of overlapping periodical life cycles of different broods and species of cicadas.

MESH 2022

A collective of improvisers located in Los Angeles.

Members: Archie Carey, Clay Chaplin, Corey Fogel, Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir, Heather Lockie, Stephanie Smith


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Experimental music ensemble in Animal Crossing New Horizons

FCK82 is Dicky Bahto, Pluto Bell, Morgan Gerstmar, Stephanie Smith. FKA The Ensemble Whose Name is Uhhhhhmm... (fka Lil' Jürg Frey).

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Suspended Bowls + Motor-Array Instrument

A motor-array instrument crafted of bowls, bells, balls, beads and (b)clothespins. A vibration motor is attached to each suspended bowl and controlled from an arduino-based interface.

Bell Controller

Motor-Control Instrument

A motor control interface for 15 vibration motors and LEDs attached to jingle bells. Used for installations and live performance. Featured in Experimental Music Yearbook 2016.


Live Score

Live score composed and performed for Hollis Frampton's 'Palindrome' (1969)

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Interactive Performance / Installation

Performance/installation originally created in conjunction with Anja Weiser Flower’s work “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance.” Revised October 2018

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Stellar Remnants / Pulsing

Performance Interface + Interactive Sound Sculpture

Collaboration with Ellen Reid, consisting of a piece for solo cello with performance interface (Stellar Remnants) paired with a sound installation (Pulsing). World Premiere performed by esteemed cellist Johannes Moser on February 11, 2017 as part of the Laguna Beach Music Festival.

Stephie's Castle

Solo Performance and Improvisation

Performance alias under which I improvise with a combination of violin, voice, laptop, and synthesizer.


Networked Music Ensemble

Bitpanic, is a networked computer music ensemble located in Los Angeles comprised of composers Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, Clay Chaplin, David Paha, and Stephanie Smith


May 03, 2024 -
Life Cycles installation in Ojai , Ojai, Details TBA
Feb 11, 2024 -
Dog Star Orchestra Music & Tea Pairing , 2-4:30pm , RASP, Pasadena, CA
Nov 12, 2023 -
Joshua Treenial - Concert , 6:30pm & 7:45pm Pacific , The Integratron, Landers, CA
Oct 13, 2023 -
High Desert Soundings , The Palms Restaurant, Wonder Valley, CA
Oct 11, 2023 -
Andrew Weathers, Stephanie Cheng Smith, Casey Anderson/Josh Gerowitz/Shravan Surendran Trio , 8pm Pacific , Coaxial, Los Angeles
Aug 02, 2023 -
FCK82 screening , 9pm Pacific , Human Resources, Los Angeles
Apr 25, 2023 -
Tuesdays @ Monk Space: Three Waiting Rooms by mattie barbier, Stephanie Cheng Smith, Tim Feeney & Cassia Streb , 8pm Pacific , Monk Space, Los Angeles
Jan 29, 2023 -
Ensemble Uhhhhhmm at "SPIEL! Games as Critical Practice" , 10:10 am CET (GMT+1) , Theater Basel, Foyer Public, Switzerland