SMP is a cooperative of composers and performers that curate and produce performances for Te Whanganui a-tara, Aotearoa.

We perform everything from classical to contemporary chamber music, electroacoustic music to the most experimental
inter-disciplinary work.

As a cooperative we seek to situate current developments in contemporary music, represent the up and coming composers, and artists of Wellington, and invigorate New Zealand music. 

The ensemble is flexible roster of performers, who work in close collaboration with all involved in projects.

Founded in 2008 by Andrzej Nowicki, The ensemble has a close relationship with Victoria University of Wellington, be with students, the current faculty, or alumni all involved to produce many programmes yearly.

Since its inception SMP has been managed by numerous changing partners, performers and composers. We have featured as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival, performed for the Refugee Family Reunification Trust, ECO NZ, The Caprice Arts Trust, The Polish Association of Wellington. SMP Ensemble has collaborated with Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Rob Thorne

Our concerts have repeatedly featured new compositions by New Zealand composers, including an inaugural concert featuring the New Zealand School of Music Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence.