Teaching in Sydney: July - October 2017 

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 as I embarked on an 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 global franchise moguls and encrypted by enclaves of parasites.

From 2004 to 2017 I practiced 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 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. 

CAMINO - I do long walks with a camera and a very light backpack. I love the people I meet as a minimal traveller. I’ve walked the Camino de Santiago twice. 

Proudly Independent since 2000

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