Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Interviewed

Source: Festicket Magazine.

The term ‘electronic music’ is often used interchangeably with ‘dance music’, when in reality it represents a much more comprehensive and colourful array of sounds and genres than music aimed at getting people to dance. In the broadest sense of the term, the earliest electronic instruments date back to the 18th century, finding their way into musical works long before DJs were calling people to the dancefloor.

Today there is are scores of musicians and movements using electronic instruments to push the sonic arts in every possible direction, creating tonal and atonal works that range from accessible to avant garde. One of these artists is American composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith whose etherial use of analogue synthesizers has led her to become one of the faces of modern electronic composition.