Sam Dunscombe is a performer-composer specialising in the use of clarinets, computers and microphones. Their work spans areas including free-improv, complex-notated repertoire, field recording, audio engineering, and live electronics. They have 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. Their recordings are available on Editions Wandelweiser (DE), Ftarri (JPN), and Marginal Frequency (USA).
In 2018, Sam Dunscombe was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of California (San Diego), with a dissertation focussing on the plasmatic music of Horaţiu Rădulescu and the creation of new performance-ready scores of his works from the 1970s. They subsequently lived in Tokyo and Melbourne (where they held the position co-ordinator of woodwinds at Monash University), before moving to Berlin in 2019. Sam works as the official archivist for Lucero Print and the Horaţiu Rădulescu Archives in Daillens, Switzerland.
As of October 2021