Rebecca Riggs-Bennett (Elsewhere/Rebecca) is an emerging sound and spoken word artist, electronic music producer, composer and director based in Boorloo (Perth). Her practice is interdisciplinary, often engaged with community, and branches across and between performance, installation and live music. She works with sound as a dramaturgical tool that facilitates narratives, and spotlights the audience experience by generating immersive, interactive and participatory art works. Rebecca works with field recordings, audio interviews, archival audio, vocals and electronic music to compose her designs.
Since studying electronic music at SAE Institute, Rebecca has presented projects, worked on projects and taken up residencies/labs with Perth Festival, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, The Blue Room Theatre, pvi collective, Cool Change Contemporary, WA Youth Theatre Company, Riptide Youth Theatre Company, Awesome Festival, Kickstart Festival, Arts House (VIC), SIGNAL Arts (VIC) Crack Theatre Festival (NSW) and Glastonbury Festival (UK). Recent credits include composer/sound designer for Whale Fall at Perth Festival, and composer/sound designer for Playthings (Second Chance Theatre Company, 2019), which won The Blue Room Theatre's Members Choice Award. Rebecca has been mentored by Kingsley Reeve, Rachael Dease, Thembi Soddell, Elise Reitze, Steve Bull, Jule Japhet Chiari and Claire "Furchick" Pannell.
In 2020, Elsewhere/Rebecca released her debut album, With Me, We Walk as an interactive headphone experience, which was featured by RTRFM and Seesaw Arts Magazine. Rebecca is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Performing Arts, majoring in Practice Transition, at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Rebecca is interrogating her own practice while focusing on how sound and theatre coexist.