Ola Szmidt is a York based singer-songwriter, producer, composer and improviser. She completed her Music Technology and Performance degree in 2012. A finalist of BOSS Live looping Contest, Ola specialises in live looping and electronics using voice, flute, toys, detuned guitars and ethnic instruments. Ola studied Jazz Improvisation with legendary free jazz improvisers Keith and Julie Tippett under the bursary program at the International Summer School in Dartington. She has supported Icelandic Cellist Hildur Gudnadottir (Mum), Hip-hop Antipop Consortium and experimental Norwegian Vocalist Maja Ratkje, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Emily Wells, Roo Panes and Bridie Jackson And The Arbour. Since 2014 she has been a moderator at Fresh On The Net.