Samuel Dunscombe

Sam Dunscombe is a performer-composer specialising in the use of clarinets, computers, and microphones. His work spans areas including free-improv, complex-notated repertoire, field recording, audio engineering, and live electronics. He has collaborated with a range of artists, from Anthony Pateras to Eva-Maria Houben; Taku Sugimoto to Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram; Richard Barrett to Toshimaru Nakamura; Pierluigi Billone to Klaus Lang; and Cat Hope to The Necks. His recordings are available on Editions Wandelweiser (DE), Ftarri (JP), and Marginal Frequency (USA).

Sam has recently relocated to Tokyo after being awarded a Doctor of Music Arts from the University of California (San Diego). His dissertation focused on the plasmatic music of Horatiu Radulescu, alongside the composition of new works for clarinet. His revisions of Radulescu’s works for clarinet are currently in preparation for publication by Lucero Print (CH).

As of March 2018

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