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Keira J. Simmons (she/they) is an emerging South Australian sound artist and sound designer based on unceded Kaurna Land. She creates projects that explore bodily engagement with place and sound, through speculative soundwalking and through performing meditative ambient sets.


As a freelance sound designer, she works with local and global artists on creative projects focusing on queerness, ecology, neurodivergence and embodied theatrical experiences.


She is also passionate about creating and supporting opportunities for marginalised and underrepresented voices, both literally (as an audio technician) and systemically (with Creative Original Music Adelaide). 


Image courtesy of Braidee Lee


2021-: SAE Institute, Australia. Masters, Creative Industries.

2018: New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bachelor of Arts (Music), minor Anthropology.

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2023-: Artist in Residence, Open Space Contemporary Arts + Post Office Projects

2022-2023: Sharehouse Resident, Carclew

2020-: Guildhouse Accredited Member  

2019-: Committee Chair, General Operations (Development Programs), COMA (Creative Original Music Adelaide)

2019-2022: Creative Consultant, Carclew

Image courtesy of Dr Jesse Budel


Image courtesy of Dr Jesse Budel

Conferences, Community Engagement and Awards

2023: Fellowship, Funding Recipient, Carclew, South Australia
2023: Rock Camp, Electronic Music Instructor, Girls Rock!, South Australia
2023: Artist Development Residency, Attendee, Connecting the Dots in Music, South Australia
2022: When We Speak, Teaching Artist, Room of Her Own + Carclew, South Australia

2022: Transforming Everyday Sites, Participant Artist, OSCA + Onkaparinga Arts, South Australia
2019: Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism, Presenter, CRiSAP, Japan
2019: National Youth Arts Summit, Attendee, Carclew, South Australia
2019: Riverlands Biospehere Acoustic Ecology Lab, Attendee, Jesse Budel + Country Arts SA, South Australia
2019: Telematic Studio, Participant, CEMENTA + Christy Dena, Remote
2018: NYU Abu Dhabi Research Conference, Presenter, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE
2018: International Ecoacoustics Congress, Attendee, Australian Chapter of Ecoacoustics, Queensland
2017: Perspectives on Listening Symposium, Attendee, Biosphere Soundscapes, Queensland
2017: Tokyo International Projection Mapping Awards, Jury Award, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

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Image courtesy of Emma Luker

Industry Experience

2023-: Head Technician, Nexus Arts, South Australia

2021: Audio Engineering + Balance Engineering Mentorship, Martin Jones + COMA, South Australia
2021: Venue Operator + Audio Engineer, Hartstone-Kitney Productions/Black Box Live, South Australia
2020: Venue Technician, Adelaide Fringe, The Treasury 1860, South Australia
2019: Sound Alliance Participant (Mentor Adam Ritchie, r.domain), COMA, South Australia
2018: Research/Archives Assistant, Music and Sound Cultures Research Group, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE
2017: Audiovisual Intern, Roulette Intermedium, New York, USA
2017: Archiving/General Operations Intern, Issue Project Room, New York, USA
2015: Archives + Fieldwork Intern, Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology, Gurgaon, India

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