Alex McHattie


Alex composes music using found sounds, computer sequencing, live instrumentation and defunct objects. Alex seeks to consider the ever-present noise of modern city living, meaning hiding place his assumed alias ‘Smoo’ represents a Lo-Fi sonic retreat through which to escape.


Alex’s current project focuses on the re recording of sounds and video pieces, in order to heighten the noise elements implicit within all recording and monitoring of the world. The initial compositions, which are of a fairly banal nature, have new life breathed into them as the commonplace representations of the world transform themselves into much more encompassing abstract analogies of it. The final pieces are then cut up and organised, along with further live instrumentation and real time effects processing, into relaxed and contemplative audiovisual performances.