Randall SmithCA

Randall Smith began composing initially with experimental film, working with filmmakers living in his hometown of Toronto. In 1987 he composed his first solo tape piece, Fleeting Wheels of Changes.  Until 1995 he composed purely electroacoustic music; he then began to write for instruments and tape (mixed electroacoustic music). In 1995, after meeting cellist Daniel Domb, he composed his first mixed piece Continental Rift, for cello and tape.

Randall has had his works presented in Canada, Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. He received 1st Jury prize and Public prize at the Noroit-Léonce Petitot Competition (Arras, France, 1996), 1st and 2nd prize at Luigi Russolo Competition (Varese, Italy, 1993, ’95), the GMEM prize (Marseilles, France, 1993), and two mentions at the Bourges competition (France, 1993, ’97). He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council, and commissions from ACREQ, Canadian Electronic Ensemble, Continuum, percussionist Beverly Johnston, accordionist Joseph Petric and Réseaux, to name a few. Randall's music was released on L’oreille voit, and Sondes (both on the empreintes DIGITALes label), and on several compilation discs.

Randall Smith