My KUTX: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

My KUTX // August 27, 2022

On September 3, KUTX’s Soundfounder presents lookOUT Fest at the Long Center. Our very own electronic music aficionado Soundfounder will host an evening of genre-bending music from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Album Leaf, Julianna Barwick, Mary Lattimore, Felt Out, and The Kraken Quartet.

This week on My KUTX, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is our guest DJ. She’s an acclaimed producer who merges electronic, ambient, and classical composition into wonderful new sounds. Almost a decade ago, Smith helped kick start a new interest in the Buchla synthesizer, a challenging instrument first invented in the 1960s. Her breakout album EARS was released in 2016 via Austin’s Western Vinyl, and it’s one of my personal favorites from the past decade: it’s a lush and complex blend of electronic textures and Smith’s otherworldly singing. She’s since collaborated with synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani, launched her own record label Touch The Plants, and released several albums exploring the intersection of sound, meditation, and yoga.

As our guest DJ, Smith plays an hour of influences, which range from modern classical composers, experimental and electronic musicians, jazz legends, and more. Hear Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s My KUTX on Saturday, August 27 at 6 p.m. or anytime in the player at the top of the page.


[intro music: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “An Intention”]

  1. Max Richter – “Path 3 (7676) – Pt. 1” (feat. Grace Davidson)
  2. Laurie Spiegel – “Patchwork”
  3. Terry Riley – “A Rainbow In Curved Air”
  4. Meredith Monk – “Eon”
  5. Steve Reich – “Music For 18 Musicians: Pulses”
  6. Moondog – “Bird’s Lament”
  7. Geoff & Maria Muldaur – “Brazil”
  8. Herbie Hancock – “I Thought It Was You”
  9. Steve Reich & the Kronos Quartet – “Different Trains: America, Before The War”

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