Praised by The New York Times for her “appealingly melancholic sound” and “entertaining array of distortion effects,” Alexandria Smith is a multimedia artist, audio engineer, scholar, trumpeter, and educator who enjoys working at the intersection of all these disciplines. Her creative practice and research interests focus on building, designing, theorizing, and performing with wearable electronics that translate embodied biological data into interactive sonic and visual environments. To explore how electronic music is embodied through practice, she has been experimenting with ways to integrate biofeedback training and sensor observation into her electronic music, build controllers that go beyond keyboards and drum pads, and perform with interactive visual environments. Recent Performances include opening for Red Baraat at Tipitina’s with Marina Orchestra, David Behrman’s "Open Space with Brass" in New York City, performing in Wilfrido Terrazas’ “The Torres Cycle” in San Diego, and a curated concert of her work with biofeedback music for the nienteForte Concert Series. Her most recent audio engineering project, acclaimed as “splendidly engineered” by Downbeat Magazine, is bassist Mark Dresser’s Tines of Change where she was the tracking, mixing, and mastering engineer and co-producer.
Smith is looking forward to connecting with the brilliant students and faculty at Georgia Tech. She loves to collaborate on multidisciplinary projects and build new interfaces and systems for music, sonifying embodied data, and/or engaging music with other disciplines.