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Luke Smiles

Composer | Sound Designer

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.

Lukeʼs appreciation of cinema has inspired a diverse sound making practice and led him to work in areas including foley, sound design, sound effects editing and music composition. Luke is renowned for producing detailed soundtracks with a focus on the complete sound experience, a pursuit rarely followed in live theatre and a quality that sees his work in great demand both nationally and around the world.

Working under his business name motion laboratories Luke has composed and produced soundtracks for many Australian and International artists & companies such as: Australian Dance Theatre, Bare Bones Dance Company (UK), Byron Perry, Chunky Move, Dancenorth, Gabrielle Nankivell, Nederlands Dans Theatre (Holland), Ox (Belgium/Slovenia), Rambert Dance Company (UK), Splintergroup, Stompin, Tasdance, West Australian Ballet, & Windmill Theatre Company.

His soundtracks have been presented in venues across the world and experienced by audiences in; Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, UK & USA

Luke web info…. www.motionlaboratories.com

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