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 West Australian Clarinet Quartet and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. 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 also works extensively in composing and arranging in jazz, contemporary popular music, music theatre, choral and educational music. As an arranger Alice has worked with artists including Eddie Perfect, Josh Pyke, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, and the Sydney Symphony and produces string and brass arrangements for pop and rock artists in both studio and live settings.