Alice Humphries is an Australian based composer and arranger working across the jazz and contemporary classical worlds. Her music has been described as “bursting with life and fun, as well as great great beauty” and “deeply thought provoking…offering both moments of incredible intensity and sublime serenity.” She is interested in how natural phenomena can be explored through music.
Alice’s music has been performed across Australia and internationally by artists including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Syzygy Ensemble and The Letter String Quartet. Her music has been recorded and broadcast for ABC classic fm and she released a debut album with Ecila in late 2012 to critical acclaim. In 2013, Alice was a finalist in the APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards for Jazz Work of the Year for her piece The World Rushes On from the Ecila recording. She was a finalist in the 2011 APRA Professional Development Awards and the National Big Band Composition Competition and in 2010, was the Composer-in-Residence for the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO). Alice has recently begun working in film and cross-disciplinary projects including collaborating with Johannes Luebbers to create the soundtrack for the feature documentary ‘It’s Not Just Me’ about 4 F2M Transgender Men.
Alice also works extensively as an arranger and orchestrater. She has worked with artists including Eddie Perfect, Josh Pyke, Kate Miller-Heidke, Missy Higgins, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony, and creates string and brass arrangements for contemporary popular artists in both studio and live settings.