Mr Peter Smith

Casual Lecturer in Musicology

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Peter Smith began his association with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in high school, where he studied clarinet performance with Mark Walton through the Access Centre. Following this, he completed his Bachelor and Masters degrees in performance studying with Sue Newsome, Peter Jenkin, and Cathy McCorkill. His postgraduate research examined the existing field of artificial intelligence based composition and analysis, and proposed a statistical process for automated analysis of classical melodic lines. He has recently acted as editor for the Sydney Undergraduate Journal of Musicology.

In addition to continuing work as a musicologist and teacher, Peter is an active chamber musician and soloist. He has performed and recorded with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, The Sydney Chamber Opera, Kammerklang, and Chronology Arts among many others. He has showed particular devotion to performing and recording quality works of up-and-coming composers, and has added numerous commissions to the clarinet, bass clarinet, and EWI repertoire.

Selected publications & creative works

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Music

  • De Graaff, D., Low, N., Newsome, S., Smith, P. (2015). 1. New Work for four clarinets (Inspired by motives from works by J. Haydn) 2. Creation of all Things for four clarinets 3. Eucalyptus: Genetic Dances for two clarinets and two bass clarinets. Haydnesque. Recital Hall West, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Newsome, S., Smith, P., Howie, D. (2013). Jacaranda. Clarinet a la Mode. Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

2015

  • De Graaff, D., Low, N., Newsome, S., Smith, P. (2015). 1. New Work for four clarinets (Inspired by motives from works by J. Haydn) 2. Creation of all Things for four clarinets 3. Eucalyptus: Genetic Dances for two clarinets and two bass clarinets. Haydnesque. Recital Hall West, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

2013

  • Newsome, S., Smith, P., Howie, D. (2013). Jacaranda. Clarinet a la Mode. Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

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