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 drives narratives, and focuses intently on the audience experience by making work that is immersive, interactive or participatory. Rebecca works with field recordings, audio interviews, archival audio and electronic music to compose her creations.
Since studying electronic music at SAE Institute, Rebecca has presented projects, worked on projects and taken up residencies/labs with Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth Festival, 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 assistant director and composer for BOXED IN (Body Rights by WAYTco, 2020), and composer/sound designer for Playthings (Second Chance Theatre Company, 2019), which won The Blue Room Theatre's Members Choice Award. Rebecca has received mentoring from Rachael Dease, Elise Reitze, Thembi Soddell, Steve Bull, Jule Japhet Chiari, Claire Pannell and Kingsley Reeve.
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. She is also currently undertaking a Bachelor of Performing Arts at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, with a focus on how sound and theatre coexist in form and space.