Smalley, who was born near Manchester, England, passed away in his adopted country of Australia on 18 August (15). The cause of his death was not released as WENN went to press.

He studied piano and composition at the Royal College of Music in London and formed live-electronic group Intermodulation with fellow composer Tim Souster in 1969, and they toured the U.K. and Europe for almost six years, including a performance at the BBC Proms concert in 1971.

He regularly received commissions for works, such as piano concertos and symphonies, which have appeared on more than 20 albums.

Smalley moved to Australia in the 1970s to teach at the University of Western Australia's music school and he became a citizen in 1990.

He received the Centenary Medal for his contribution to Australian society in 2001 and was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2011.