Soundstream is a small dynamic company with a big reach connecting with audiences, musicians, composers and the wider community.


Artistic Director – Gabriella Smart

Gabriella Smart established Soundstream in 1993 and is recognised as championing the commissioning and performance of new Australian music. A multi award winner including a Helpmann Award for Best Chamber Music (09), Ruby Award for Best Event (010), Creative Partnerships Australia Award for Creative Partnership (013) – Soundstream has excelled in bringing cutting edge music to a wider audience through massed community events and innovative partnering.

Gabriella has worked with some of Australia’s and the world’s leading new music practitioners including Tan Dun, Michael Nyman, Alvin Curran, Carl Vine, Elena Kats Chernin, Erkki Veltheim, Erik Griswold, Paul Grabowsky, Brian Richie and Mary Finsterer and regularly performs for ABC Classic FM. As a pianist Gabriella is one of Australia’s leading exponents of new music having performed extensively in Australia and overseas. She is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship (2010), and was described as one of South Australia’s most influential women (The Advertiser, 7/03/2014).

Soundstream Collective is the University of Adelaide’s new music Ensemble-in-Residence, established as a branch of Soundstream in 2011. The Collective was recognized nationally in 2013 through the APRA/AMCOS Award for Excellence by an Organisation. Soundstream was also awarded the SA/NT Creative Partnerships SME Award in 2013, for its partnership with sponsor Winston Music

The Emerging Composers’ Forum was established in 2012, a national event creating opportunities for emerging composers through supporting the creation, workshopping, performance and recording of their works with the support of ABC Classic FM. The Soundstream education stream creates open dialogue between conductors, musicians and the public through Musician Workshops, Visiting Composer Residencies, large-scale community events and such intimate events as the New Waves Listening Club.

Soundstream has performed in the Melbourne International Festival, MONA MOFO, OzAsia Festival, the Adelaide International Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, and the Judith Wright Centre (Brisbane). European appearances include at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris), and in China at the Lyceum Theatre (Shanghai), Shanghai Conservatory and the Forbidden Palace Theatre (Beijing).


Executive Producer – Mark Patterson

Mark comes to Soundstream with extensive producing and project management experience He’s had a long standing relationship with director Paul Cox having produced his last feature film Force Of Destiny (2015), the feature documentary Kalaupapa Heaven (2007), the ABC bio pic The Remarkable Mr Kaye (2006) and features Human Touch (2004) and the box office and festival hit Innocence (2000) He produced Race to London (2012) a six part documentary series for ABC 1 with director Kay Pavlou and the first official Australian/Chinese co-production Dragon Pearl (2010) with director Mario Andreacchio. Recently Mark was one of the producers on the feature film Cargo (2017) starring Martin Freeman. Mark was Manager Film Development with the South Australian Film Corporation and Film South (1990-1994) and the Executive Producer of Government Documentaries (1995).