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SMO
 Sophie Min Orchestra
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.

Performance Experiences

  • Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, Main Stage, 2020

  • Hotel West End Jazz Event, Main Stage, 2021

  • Queensland Conservatorium, Ian Hanger Recital Hall, 2021

  • Queen St Mall Main Stage, BrisAsia Festival 2022

  • KEPK Gallery, Album 'Your Wings' Release 2022

 

Awards

  • SIMA and APRA AMCOS Emerging Composers Mentorship Program, Winner, 2020

  • Queensland Music Finalist in Jazz Category, 2021

  • Australian Jazz Bell Awards Finalist in Young Jazz Artists Category, 2022

  • Freedman Fellowship Award Finalist, 2022


 

Publications

  • Debut Album 'Bellwether' in 2020 featuring a 12-piece jazz orchestra

  • Represented Artist / Music Scores Available at ‘Australian Music Centre’

  • 2nd Album 'Your Wings' in 2021 for a 7-piece chamber ensemble

  • a series of six films for 'Your Wings' directed by Sophie Min: collaborative works with dancer Pru Wilson on the Improvising Dance Art

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