Corey Smith

Hi! My name is Corey Smith. I’m a composer, writer and performer from Chicago, Illinois. My work is performance based – playing with combinations of music, theatrical performance, and dance. I’m a native midwesterner (I grew up near Toledo, Ohio and went to school for Music Composition in Ann Arbor, Michigan) and my work at the moment is focused on exploring the Midwest. I’m interested in the geography, culture, and mythology of the region that has been my home for so long. Collaboration is also an important part of my artistic practice – I work often with directors, theatre makers, dancers, writers, musicians, thinkers, and friends. I spend large amounts of time looking and thinking about maps.

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways”
Alex Braidwood
Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program
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