with Cool Maritime + Emily Sprague
May 25, 2019
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Join electronic composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith in the lush environment of the Central Garden for a unique guided meditation experience set to the sounds of her new album Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga.Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Smith writes compositions that are surreal yet rooted in nature.
A series of breakthrough experimental albums utilizing the Buchla 100 synthesizer—an instrument that allowed her to combine an intuitive, improvisational approach with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music—earned Smith international acclaim by the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, Rolling Stone, and SPIN. After several worldwide tours that brought her from major European festivals to the Hollywood Bowl, Smith found inspiration composing music for a more understated context: her mother's yoga practice. Nine tracks of densely layered prismatic tones are interwoven with field recordings of natural sounds for a music that ebbs, flows, and connects the listener to kaleidoscopic frequencies both environmental and internal.