My career as a freelance performer commenced in 1977 and embraced Acting in Theatre, Television, Film, Musicals, Opera, the Concert Platform, Avant Guard Contemporary Music Theatre and the development of New Australian Work. It continued until 2000.

In 1995 I began writing and performing songs - primarily about place. Freelance performing became less important. I also embarked on a comprehensive exploration of the Contemporary Australian Singing Voice. There is a problem with vocal identity in Australia. Australian theatre singers impersonate cast recordings from other countries. It is expected of them by offshore global franchise moguls who stifle and brutalise Australian Voice and culture. From 2004 to 2017 I worked as a Teacher and Vocal Consultant around the Commercial Music Theatre and Recording Industries from my private studio in Sydney. THE CONTEMPORARY SINGING STUDIO evoked the Atelier studios of artists like Rembrant, Monet and Brett Whitleley.

SUTRAS FROM A SINGER documents my studio practice which fuses Yogic, Musical and Visual Art concepts. I've also published this as a Facebook Page. 

ARIAS FROM THE EASTERN SUBURBS - Contemporary Audio Visual Performance Art is my current project. It addresses the vacume left by organised religion and global franchise fervour. 

I also do long walks with a camera and a very light backpack. I've walked the Camino de Santiago twice. Mega doesn't play for me - tiny is enormous.

© Michael C. Smith 2017                      All Art Work by Michael C Smith