Sophie established SMO, 'Sophie Min Orchestra' in 2019. The ensemble launched their debut album 'Bellwether' in May 15th, 2020. In this album, Sophie’s evolving body of musical output showcases a wide range of jazz arranging techniques, and has been influenced by orchestrations from classical chamber music, electronic, minimulism and traditional Korean rhythmic application. Together, Sophie creates a modern vocabulary and a new exploration of the ‘jazz orchestra’ idiom through this project. SMO has received rapid recognitions from major venues, competitions, awards industry representatives in the Australian jazz and improvised music scene such Jazz Bell Awards, SIMA and APRA AMCOS Emerging Composers Program, Freedman Fellowship Award, Perth International Jazz Festival and many more. The recent activities of SMO include the launch of 2nd album 'Your Wings' featuring a 7-piece ensemble and the publication for a series of dance videos/multimedia collaborative work.
15th: Keys Duo with Will Ellerton at It's Still a Secret /BIJF
27th: SHAMIN at Thomas Dixon Centre /BIJF
28th: Lynette Irwin MF Composition Commission by Kayleigh and Brendon at JMI /BIJF
29th: Chris Stover's Imaginary Hybridities /BIJF