LUKE SMILES

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The introduction of a Commodore 64 computer into the family home in the early 1980ʼs began Lukeʼs fascination with computers and sound. Having had no formal musical training but instead yielding to a keen interest in how things work, Luke has developed a unique rapport among choreographers & directors in the development of soundtracks for dance, theatre & film. Lukeʼs appreciation of cinema has inspired a diverse sound making practice and led him to work in areas including music composition, sound design, foley and sound effects editing. Luke is renowned for producing detailed soundtracks with a focus on a complete sound experience, a quality that sees his work in great demand both nationally and around the world, and awarded him a Helpmann Awards nomination (2013) for Best Sound Design (Windmill Theatre Co.’s School Dance).

Working under his business name motion laboratories Luke has composed and produced soundtracks for many Australian and International artists and companies including: Australian Dance Theatre, Bare Bones Dance Company (UK), Brink Productions, Belvoir, Byron Perry, Chunky Move, Dancenorth, Frontier Danceland (Singapore), Gabrielle Nankivell, Nederlands Dans Theatre, Ox (Belgium/Slovenia), Rachel Arianne Ogle, Rambert Dance Company (UK), Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Tasdance, The Farm, West Australian Ballet and Windmill Theatre Co.

Andrew Batt-Rawden