Luke Smiles —

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 & film.

Lukeʼs appreciation of cinema has inspired a diverse sound making practice and led him to work in areas including music composition, sound design, foley and sound effects editing. Luke is renowned for producing detailed soundtracks with a focus on a complete sound experience, a quality that sees his work in great demand both nationally and around the world, and awarded him a Helpmann Awards nomination (2013) for Best Sound Design (Windmill Theatre – School Dance).

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), Brink Productions, Belvoir, Byron Perry, Chunky Move, Dancenorth, Frontier Danceland (Singapore), Gabrielle Nankivell, Nederlands Dans Theatre (Holland), Ox (Belgium/Slovenia), Rachel Arianne Ogle, Rambert Dance Company (UK), Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Tasdance, The Farm, West Australian Ballet & Windmill Theatre Co.

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