These three pieces combine material excavated from a personal tape archive with field recordings and each explore a different theme that came out of my research and analysis of the tape material.
This work explores the relationship between the composer and their environment. The piece explores the gestures of flowing water and the various surrounding sounds of the River Rea in Birmingham, UK.
This piece is entirely constructed from the recorded sound of an old ship bell. The work explores the resonant frequencies and sonic possibilities of the instrument.
Piece in collaboration with Croydon Art Store.
This soundscape includes recordings from a series of workshops that aimed to creatively explore the impact of development in Croydon on young people.
The piece combines multiple interviews with field recordings and aims to draw links between the personal qualities of the voice and the concept of home. The piece was originally in 8 channel was part of Sam's creative research project at Goldsmiths University of London.
The piece is entirely speech based; all sounds heard are taken from recording of three interviews I took with anti-fascist activists who attended/ tried to attend an opposition demonstration against the national front on the 30th of January 2016.
Instrumental & Electronic
This semi-improvised performance combines live analogue radio with electronics and field recordings. The work explores the unpredictable nature of the radio and what happens when different sonic environments merge and transform.
This is Sam's first solo E.P for piano and electronics. It explores the interesting sonorous qualities of the piano and how it can seamlessly interweave with electronics.
The composition explores the sonorities created through close interlocking string relationships and extended techniques. The work isn’t concerned with individual parts but instead the affect of the combination of all separate parts working as one unit
Based on a poem by Gerald B. Frank, the work is performed live from a graphic score and represents many of the different sounds tinnitus sufferers hear.